North West 200: Thursday race highlights as Seeley earns 13th win

Thursday's race highlights from the North West 200 as Alastair Seeley earns his 13th career win at the Northern Ireland motorcycling meeting.

Seeley trailed his fellow Carrickfergus man Glenn Irwin early on in the first Supersport race before taking control to win comfortably from Michael Dunlop.

Fermanagh man Lee Johnston completed an all-Northern Irish podium and the story was the same in the Supertwins race as Farquhar won from Jeremy McWilliams and Jamie Hamilton.

Tyco Suzuki rider Seeley's 13th North West win moved him level on career victories at the meeting with the legendary Joey Dunlop and Michael Rutter.

With two Superstock races now scheduled for Saturday, Seeley should have five chances to get close to or perhaps even better Robert Dunlop's all-time record of 15 wins.

BBC Sport