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  1. Five races on Saturday's schedule
  2. Glenn Irwin wins Superbikes thriller
  3. Alastair Seeley wins three races
  4. Seeley now has record 21 NW wins
  5. Michael Rutter takes Supertwins

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

  1. Fitting finale

    After all the delays caused by the rain and an oil spill, the five races have been completed.

    And what a climax! Glenn Irwin may be more used to the short circuit game, but what a battle that was with Alastair Seeley in the final Superbike event.

    Seeley, the record holder for number of wins on 17 going into the week, will be more than happy to have added four more victories.

    Thanks for following the racing with us. You can relive all the thrilling action on BBC1 Northern Ireland's highlights programmes. They are on Sunday (10.45pm) and Monday (10.40pm) and these will be available on the iPlayer.

    Highlights of Thursday's racing are on the iPlayer now.

    Farewell from the North West.

  2. Sensational

    Exciting finish to Superbike Race Two

    Watch the thrilling finish to a brilliant battle for the Superbike honours at the North West 200. Glenn Irwin just saw off record holder Alastair Seeley to clinch his first ever win at the international road race meeting in Northern Ireland.

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    Video caption: Glenn Irwin wins his first race at the North West 200
  3. Winner's words

    Glenn Irwin's reaction

    Quote Message: It is unbelievable. The reception from the crowd - I'm speechless. It just sums this wee country up. Big credit to Alastair, it was a really intense race. He's had 21 wins here and you have to respect him. We have had our differences in the past, but for Ian and him to race that close behind me. It's insane - it's the best sport in the world. The organisers have put on a great show. People cricitise, but you cannot do anything about the weather." from Glenn Irwin North West 200 Superbike winner
    Glenn IrwinNorth West 200 Superbike winner

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    Video caption: Glenn Irwin interview
  4. Glenn Irwin wins a thriller

    What a brilliant last lap on the last race of the day! At the end of it all it is 27-year-old Glenn Irwin who is lapping up the adulation of the fans. Alastair Seeley almost came off at one point and slipped down to third, but he fought back brilliantly to lead late in the race. But Ducati rider Irwin, fifth in British Superbikes, responded magnificently.

    Seeley takes it well, saying: "Fair play to Glenn - he rode a blinder. He is very strong on the brakes. For us, it is another podium and it has been a great week."

    Ian Hutchinson was third, followed by Michael Dunlop, Michael Rutter and Dean Harrison.

    Glenn Irwin wins the second Superbike race
    Image caption: Glenn Irwin wins the second Superbike race
  5. Here comes Seeley

    NW200 Superbike race

    Alastair Seeley is making up ground quickly, overtaking Ian Hutchinson to power into second place. Now he has fellow Carrickfergus man Glenn Irwin in his sights.

    Hutchinson is in no mood to give up and battles back to have a ding-dong battle with Irwin for the lead. This is a tremendous race.

    Top six order: Glenn Irwin, Ian Hutchinson, Alastair Seeley, Michael Rutter, Michael Dunlop, Peter Hickman.

  6. Go! Go! Go!

    Superbikes speed off the grid

    Early race order: Glenn Irwin, Ian Hutchinson, Michael Rutter, Martin Jessopp, Alastair Seeley, Peter Hickman, Michael Dunlop.

  7. And finally

    NW200 Superbike race

    The main event will bring the curtain down on the 2017 North West 200. It is the second Superbike race over seven laps of the 8.9-mile Triangle circuit.

    Alastair Seeley must be favourite - and what an achievement five wins in the week would be for the 37-year-old Tyco BMW star.

  8. 'It was getting slippery'

    Superstock winner Alastair Seeley

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    Video caption: Superstock winner Alastair Seeley
  9. Seeley says

    Quote Message: I just rode smoothly and steadily. Parts of the course were greasy towards the end. I think we led after every lap. from Alastair Seeley 21-times North West winner after his fourth victory of the week
    Alastair Seeley21-times North West winner after his fourth victory of the week
    Superstock standings
    Image caption: Superstock standings
  10. Seeley wins again

    Superstock race

    The race has been halted and Seeley will be declared the winner as the race was more than three-quarters completed.

    So record win number 21 for Carrickfergus rider Alastair Seeley, with team-mate Ian Hutchinson in second.

    "They should have stopped it two laps ago - it was terrifying," said third-placed Michael Rutter.

    Hutchinson agrees that an earlier stop should have been called.

    "It's dangerous. We're riding very fast motorbikes at 200mph. They are ignoring us putting our hands up.

    "It's not right to force riders to ride in conditions that aren't safe. I don't know why they are playing with our lives."

    Alastair Seeley wins his 21st NW200
    Image caption: Alastair Seeley wins his 21st NW200 race
  11. Seeley leads again

    Superstock race

    Two Tyco BMW riders are battling it out for the Superstock lead - Alastair Seeley heading his team-mate Ian Hutchinson.

    Flags are out to warn riders about the conditions as it is raining and the course is getting pretty wet again. Some competitors appear to be easing up with one lap still top go.

  12. Go! Go! Go!

    Superstock race underway

    Great start for Ian Hutchinson but a mistake a York costs him his early lead.

    Race order at the roundabout: Alastair Seeley, Dean Harrison, Michael Rutter, Ian Hutchinson, Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Martin Jessopp.

  13. Sweetest feeling

    Supertwins race

    KMR team onwer Ryan Farquhar says this victory is one of his best. Farquhar was seriously injured in a crash at last year's North West.

    "After what I have been through, this is just a fairytale," said the Dungannon man.

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    Video caption: Ryan Farquhar
  14. 'This one's for Ryan'

    Rutter on his Supertwins success

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    Video caption: Michael Rutter on his Supertwins success
  15. Superstock next

    The Superstock machines are going to be next on the grid. 

    Alastair Seeley won this category on Thursday night and is back for more.

    We've been warned the weather may deteriorate again. Certainly the wind is getting up.

  16. Third man

    Michael Rutter now has 14 career wins at the North West, he's the third most successful man ever behind Alastair Seeley and the late Robert Dunlop.

    The 45-year-old's last North West win was back in 2012 and his late deal to do the Twins on Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki pays off handsomely.

    How they finished in the Supertwins
    Image caption: How they finished in the Supertwins
  17. Ryan high

    Quote Message: You don't know how much this means to me. Last year I was fighting for my life and here we are celebrating a victory. I have been to hell and back - I am trying not to cry. from Ryan Farquhar KMR team boss
    Ryan FarquharKMR team boss
  18. Rutter's victory

    Supertwins race

    Michael Rutter wins the Supertwins race at the NW200
    Image caption: Michael Rutter wins the Supertwins race at the NW200
  19. Last lap


    Going into the last lap, Michael Rutter leads from Martin Jessopp and Dan Cooper.