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Summary

  1. Martin Jessopp wins Supersport and Supertwins races
  2. Alastair Seeley cruises to victory in Superstock race
  3. Seeley extends record wins tally to 18

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig and Ruairi Cunningham

All times stated are UK

  1. See you on Saturday

    That's all for now folks but we'll be back on Saturday morning for five more North West 200 races.

    It was a night to remember for Martin Jessopp - the Englishman raced to a first NW 200 win in the Supersports and then goes and repeats the feat in the Supertwins event.

    Alastair Seeley brought his record win tally up to 18 with Superstock success and the 'Wee Wizard' is looking good for more celebrations when racing resumes.

    Thanks for joining us and hopefully you'll be back on Saturday for a second installment of road racing at its best.

  2. Supertwins race result

    Supertwin result
    Image caption: Supertwins result
  3. Double winner makes the grade

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    Video caption: Martin Jessopp talks to BBC Sport's Stephen Watson
  4. Jessopp dedicates win to team

    Martin Jessopp paid tribute to the Riders' Motorcycles Team after he followed up his Supersport success by winning the Supertwins race.

    "It hasn't really sunk in yet - but everything is for my team and no-one else. The bike hasn't skipped a beat but I got a bit of scare when my pit board said I was six seconds. I looked around and Michael Rutter was right behind me. We won it and that's all that matters."

  5. Double for Jessopp

    Martin Jessopp completes a double by winning the Supertwins race. Michael Rutter pushed him in the latter stages but he has to settle for second with Ivan Lintin third.

    Martin Jessopp wins his second race of the 2017 NW200
    Image caption: Martin Jessopp wins his second race of the 2017 NW200
  6. That's a record

    That didn't last long for Martin Jessopp - Michael Rutter has set a new lap record of 4.53 minutes and the pair are fighting it out on the last lap.

  7. That's a record

    What a night for Martin Jessopp. He's just set a lap record of 4.55.5 minutes in the Supertwins and he is in good shape to win a second race. However, Michael Rutter is still in touch as we go into the final lap.

  8. Jessopp in control

    One lap in and Martin Jessopp has already opened up a commanding lead. Michael Rutter is struggling to stay in touch in second while Ivan Lintin lies third.

  9. Go! Go! Go!

    Martin Jessopp capitalises on pole position by storming to the front at York Corner, followed by Michael Rutter and James Cowton. 

  10. Jessopp goes for a double

    We finish with the four-lap Supertwins race and Martin Jessopp is eyeing a Thursday night double at the North West 200. The Somerset man has already won the Supersport race and he is on pole with his Riders' Motorcycles Kawasaki.

  11. Seeley grateful for 'lady luck'

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    Video caption: Alastair Seeley is delighted after his 18th win at the North West 200
  12. Seeley maintains 10-year NW 200 winning run

    Alastair Seeley is thrilled as he clinches a North West 200 victory for the 10th successive year as he extends his all-time event record to 18 triumphs.

    "I don't know what I'm doing right," says the Carrickfergus man, who finished 12.623 seconds ahead of Fermanagh rider Lee Johnston.

    "I've talked about having plenty of lady luck down through the years and it seems to be continuing. Hopefully there will be more of the same on Saturday."

    Alastair Seeley on his Tyco BMW Superstock bike
    Image caption: Alastair Seeley clinched a North West 200 victory for the 10th successive year
  13. Superstock result

    Superstock Result
    Image caption: Superstock result
  14. Super Seeley

    Alastair Seeley wins his 18th NW200

    A superb ride from Alastair Seeley as his cruises to victory. The Tyco BMW rider takes his record tally of North West 200 wins to 18 with a lap record to go with it. Lee Johnston was second with Dean Harrison third.  

    Alastair Seeley wins the Thursday Superstock Race
    Image caption: Alastair Seeley wins Thursday's Superstock race
  15. Gap widens

    Alastair Seeley has increased his lead to 9.8 seconds as he starts the final lap. Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston are battling it out for second spot.

  16. That's a record

    Alastair Seeley sets a new lap record of 4.22.7 minutes. The 'Wee Wizard' is on his way to an 18th North West 200 win.

  17. Seeley stays in top spot

    Alastair Seeley leads by 1.94 seconds after three laps. Lee Johnston is his closest challenger with Dean Harrison third. Michael Rutter, who was leading after lap two, has retired at Mathers Cross.

  18. Dunlop out

    Michael Dunlop is in the pits and his race is over. 

  19. Seeley surges to the front

    Alastair Seeley leads after lap one in the Supertock race but he is being pushed by Michael Rutter. A gap has opened up to Dean Harrison in third.

  20. Go! Go! Go!

    Michael Rutter zips into an early lead, closely followed by Alastair Seeley and Ian Hutchinson.