These 600cc motorcycles go flat out – with a huge grid that will be separated over two waves of machines.
Remember in this class the first machine across the line may not be the winner. The second wave starts 10 seconds after the first – so in theory the winner of the second wave could be the fastest man on the road and ultimate win the race.
This is the class that most pundits have Alistair Seeley already on the trophy – he is dominant, but I think Lee Johnston will be snapping hard at his heels this year, and don’t forget Hicky – you can’t forget Hicky – he is flying this year.
The start of this third session also seen the third incident. Steve Horne (85) came off at the Link Road after University resulting in a red flag.
After a short delay the session resumed and Lee Johnston, Hicky, James Hillier and Dean Harrison all bounced about taking fastest laps and fastest sections from each other and this is how the session finished off, albeit prematurely following a red flag following an off for Davo Johnston, who thankfully has not suffered any serious injuries.
On a positive note though Lee Johnston, Dean Harrison and James Hillier all broke the lap record – although it is unofficial when it is done in qualifying. It does set the scene for a great Supersport contest!
2019 NW200 Supersport Second Qualifying