Seeley Takes Three Wins And Six Podiums
He also stood on the podium in every race in those classes, making it six podiums for the week for the Tyco Suzuki rider.
A Superstock race one victory in damp conditions on Thursday was followed up with a hard-fought victory over William Dunlop in the second Supersport encounter on Saturday.
But the highlight was his win in the blue riband North West 200 Superbike race, where he held off Michael Rutter and John McGuinness to the win over six laps of the famous 8.9-mile North West triangle.
He said, “I can’t complain too much about those results.
“Three wins from six podiums and winning the big one, the North West 200 Superbike race; it was really nice to do it again.
“I didn’t think it was going to be my day after the red flag in the first Supersport race when I’d just caught William going onto the last lap; missing a gear while leading the first Superbike race; then losing out in Superstock race one when Michael Rutter won it on corrected time from the second group, even though I’d crossed the line first.
“It just shows that dreams can come true if you work hard enough. I’d like to thank to team for a big effort and hope our sponsors Tyco enjoyed their first North West 200.”
He escaped with minor cuts and bruises but team manager Philip Neill exorcised extreme caution, pulling Martin out of the rest of the meeting as he took a blow to the head.
The Lincolnshire rider lost the front of his GSX-R600 on the run along the Coast Road, but will be fully fit for the start of the TT Races in one week’s time.
Martin said, “I’m disappointed to miss out on the meeting and pretty frustrated as I didn’t feel I was doing anything wrong when I tucked the front, even though the bike does get a bit unsettled through that bumpy section.
“I had a really stiff neck after the crash and I had taken a bit of a battering so it was best to sit it out. I’ll be grand for the TT.”
Conor Cummins also experience some bad luck in his first road race outing for the Tyco team’ taken out by another rider in the North West 200 Superbike race whilst challenging in the top six.
He did post seventh in Superbike race one and eleventh and eighth in the two Superstock encounters.
He said afterwards, “It was good to get back onto the roads but a bit frustrating for me as I felt I had good pace in that second Superbike race, only to get wiped out by another rider turning into Mather’s Cross chicane.
“A few bumps and bruises we can sort and I’ll get back to the Isle of Man and relax this week before the start of the TT.”
Philip Neil, Team Manager, said, “Taking three wins away from an international event is a great achievement for any team, although I do feel there was just a little too much hype in the media about Alastair potentially winning all five on Saturday.
“The North West produces a quality entry and winning one race is a big deal, so we’re very proud to have given both Suzuki and our new sponsor Tyco Security Products three this year.
“It was unfortunate that Guy had to sit out the meeting after a very nasty crash in the opening race on Saturday. He took a fairly hefty bang on the head and was just not fit enough to race on, so it was best option.
“Conor had a solid enough meeting and was starting to show some good pace in that NW200 Superbike race before getting taken out. Thankfully he only has cuts and bruises, but both men will be fighting fit for the TT.
“I’d like to thank Suzuki and all our associate sponsors for their support this week. Many of them turned up to watch us race and we had a great atmosphere in and around the team environment during the event.
“It was very pleasing to be able to give Tyco their first international road race wins and I’m sure many of them will now have the road racing bug like the rest of us.”