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Summary

  1. Racing cancelled after fatal accident
  2. Rider was killed during Supertwin race
  3. Record 17th NW200 win for Alastair Seeley
  4. Wins for Michael Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson and Ivan Lintin

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

End of coverage

That is the end of our coverage of the North West 200 road races. An extremely sad note on which to finish.

News story here 

Tragic news

A rider has died as a result of an accident during the Supertwin race.

North West 200 officials say racing has been cancelled.

Latest

Racing will not resume until at least 4.15.

Still awaiting news of the incident which led to the Supertwin race being halted.

Further delay

There will be a further delay until 3.45pm following the red flag incident in the Supertwins race at the Vauxhall International North West 200.

North West 200 organisers

Hutchy's double vision

Ian Hutchinson on his way to winning the first Superstock race
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Ian Hutchinson won the first Superstock race and will be looking for a repeat success as the second one is up next at 3.30.

Delay

Following a crash on the approach to Black Hill, the Supertwins race has been red-flagged. There will be a 30-minute delay. The race has been declared a result.

North West 200 organisers

Memory pic

Four-time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty was a North West winner back in 1993  

It's been a while.?!!!👍

It's been a while.?!!!👍

Groom, groom

Doing some last-minute wedding preparation whilst watching the NW200. Don't tell the future wife! 🙊 @BBC_Bikes

Doing some last-minute wedding preparation whilst watching the NW200. Don't tell the future wife! 🙊 @BBC_Bikes

Twin win

Ivan Lintin takes his second North West 200 win
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So Lintin wins both Supertwin races at the NW200, with neither going the full distance.

It's over

This will be declared a result as three laps had been completed, so victory goes to 31-year-old Lintin from Bardney in Lincolnshire.

Martin Jessopp is runner-up with 52-year-old Jeremy McWilliams in third. Then come James Cowton, Michael Sweeney and Darren James.

Red flag
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Red flag

Lintin leads

Lintin sets a lap record and looks on course for his second win at the North West, having been declared official winner of Thursday's curtailed Supertwin race.

Second-placed Jessopp is pulling away from Malachi Mitchell Thomas who would love to land a podium berth on his North West debut. That would be quite achievement for the 20-year-old from Lancashire.

But there is another red flag and the Supertwin action comes to a halt.

Early order

An English 1-2-3 on the first lap as Ivan Lintin leads from Martin Jessopp and Malachi Mitchell Thomas.

Next are 52-year-old Jeremy McWilliams and James Cowton.

Go! Go! Go!

They're away for the four-lap Supertwin race. This is the slowest class, but these guys will still be getting up to 165mph.

Coming up

Next up is the Supertwin race, the class in which Ryan Farquhar is undoubtedly the leading light.

Farquhar is in hospital in Belfast after crashing during Thursday night's racing, and was described as being seriously ill. His KMR team said he had a successful operation and doctors were happy with the progress he was making.

Super result

Superbike race result
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Superbike race top eight

Podium places

Joining Dunlop on the Superbike podium are runner-up Ian Hutchinson and third-placed Michael Rutter. An amazing 27th podium place for 44-year-old Rutter. Following them are Peter Hickman, Lee Johnston, John McGuinness, Conor Cummins and Alastair Seeley.

Dunlop declared winner

The positions are declared as the result with four laps having been completed, so Dunlop makes it five wins in his North West 200 career. One victory ahead of big brother William now.

Michael Dunlop wins his fifth North West 200 race
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Michael Dunlop wins his fifth North West 200 race

recordThat's a record

Ballymoney man Dunlop has established a good gap at the front on his BMW as he aims to add to his four career wins at the North West. The 27-year-old sets a lap record of 123.207.

Hutchinson and Rutter next, but Anstey seems to have hit problems.

The race is red-flagged as Anstey comes off his Honda machine. Happily the popular Kiwi is OK.

New leader

Michael Dunlop is a man on a mission, hitting the front. Next comes Anstey, Ian Hutchinson, Michael Rutter, Peter Hickman, Lee Johnston, John McGuinness and Conor Cummins.

Brilliant Bruce

Ian Hutchinson takes the lead, but what a performance by 47-year-old Bruce Anstey from New Zealand, powering up to third place after starting on the fourth row of the grid. Anstey has been on the podium in at least one race in each of the 14 years he has competed at the North West 200. He went through the speed trap at 209mph. Mind-boggling.

Seeley is down in 19th place and 20 seconds behind after going straight on at university.

Go! Go! Go!

Superbikes under way with Michael Rutter making a superb start off the line.

Rutter knows all about winning here, the 44-year-old from Bridnorth has made the top step on 13 occasions here.

Talking of finishes

Hmmmmm, painting some woodwork today is not going well....... abandoned due to watching @northwest200 @BBC_Bikes 😂🏍💨

Coming up

Next up is the first of two Superbike races.

Seeley's third place in the Superstock means Phillip McCallen's record of five North West wins in a day will not be matched this year.

"That was a brilliant Superstock race, but the Superbike is the daddy and they will be getting close to 205mph heading towards Coleraine," says McCallen on BBC Sport NI.

Let's take Stock

Superstock One race result
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Superstock One race result

Happy talk

I love riding this bike and have done since I sat on it. Tyco BMW have done a magnificent job and their knowledge of this course has helped me win today. I have good bikes under me and it is working well.

Ian HutchinsonSuperstock One winner

Ian Hutchinson wins

Victory goes to 36-year-old Ian Hutchinson - his first win at the North West since 2010.

What a fantastic last lap! Seeley passed Hutchinson and Michael Rutter just before the Magherabuoy chicane, but he could not hold his position and comeback kid Hutchy gets the win.

Superstock winner
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Superstock winner

Dunlop leads

A new lap record for the Superstocks by Michael Rutter but it is Ballymoney's Michael Dunlop who leads in the fifth and final lap.

Excitement mounting

Just over half way and Michael Rutter leads, but Michael Dunlop is on a charge, the local man surging past Lincolnshire's Peter Hickman to go second.

"We have some of the top road racers locking horns on one of the world's iconic circuits," said Radio Ulster's Richard Petrie.

Latest positions

Early race order is: Alastair Seeley, Michael Rutter, Ian Hutchinson, Peter Hickman, Gary Johnson, Michael Dunlop.

Go! Go! Go!

The five-lap Superstock is under way - Seeley, Rutter, Hickman.

Race to resume

The action will start again at 12.30 - there will be one sighting lap and then the actual Superstock race will be over five laps.

Race stopped

Red Flag
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The race is stopped because of an accident. Officials say rider involved is up on his feet and is OK.

Go! Go! Go!

The Superstock race starts.

But Martin Jessopp is missing from the third row of the grid. There are reports he came off during the warm-up lap - and has returned to the paddock safe and sound.

Early race order is Michael Rutter, Alastair Seeley, Peter Hickman, Ian Hutchinson, Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison.

Standing by

Bike fans soaking up the sunshine at the North West 200
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At least the weather is superb as spectators at the start/finish area wait for the racing to resume.

NW statement

The security alert at the North West 200 is over and racing is set to recommence at 11.50. Racing was stopped due to a suspicious object in the Link Road area of the 8.9 mile circuit near Coleraine. It was investigated by the PSNI.

North West 200 statement

Seeley on the grid ready for Superstock. He's in pole

Seeley on the grid ready for Superstock. He's in pole

Race delayed

Things have been held up here by a security alert near the Ballysally roundabout.

Riders are waiting to hear when the second race of the day, the Superstock One, will be able to start.

Police attend the scene of a security alert
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Police attend the scene of a security alert

Going by the books

If I fail my Final uni exam on Wednesday, I blame @northwest200 @BBC_Bikes @BBCSPORTNI #NW200