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May 15, 2018

North West 200: Provisional Qualifying Results From Rainy Northern Ireland

Michael Dunlop (3) on his Honda CBR600RR during Supersport qualifying Tuesday in Northern Ireland. Photo by David McGinnis/Pacemaker Press, courtesy of North West 200 organizers.

Editorial Note: Canadian racer Darren James crashed at the University corner during Supertwins qualifying Tuesday in Northern Ireland. He was taken to the hospital with hand injuries, according to an official statement from race organizers.

Vauxhall International North West 200

Triangle Circuit, Northern Ireland

May 15, 2018

Superbike First Qualifying Results (mostly dry conditions):

1. Michael Dunlop (BMW S1000RR), Lap Time 4:39.398, Average Speed 115.577 mph

2. James Cowton (Kaw ZX-10R), 4:44.106, 113.662 mph

3. Glenn Irwin (Duc Panigale R), 4:44.632, 113.452 mph

4. James Hillier (Kaw ZX-10R), 4:45.954, 112.927 mph

5. Conor Cummins (Hon CBR1000RR), 4:46.374, 112.762 mph

6. William Dunlop (Yam YZF-R1), 4:47.741, 112.226 mph

7. Derek McGee (Kaw ZX-10R), 4:48.289, 112.013 mph

8. Martin Jessopp (BMW S1000RR), 4:49.264, 111.635 mph

9. Dan Kneen (BMW S1000RR), 4:50.301, 111.236 mph

10. David Johnson (BMW S1000RR), 4:50.997, 110.970 mph

Superstock (1000cc) First Qualifying Results (damp conditions):

1. Alastair Seeley (BMW S1000RR), Lap Time 4:48.458, Average Speed 111.947 mph

2. Michael Rutter (BMW S1000RR), 4:51.197, 110.894 mph

3. Dan Kneen (BMW S1000RR), 4:52.354, 110.455 mph

4. Michael Dunlop (BMW S1000RR), 4:52.821, 110.279 mph

5. Dean Harrison (Kaw ZX-10R), 4:53.764, 109.925 mph

6. James Hillier (Kaw ZX-10R), 4:58.133, 108.314 mph

7. James Cowton (Kaw ZX-10R), 5:02.586, 106.720 mph

8. Gary Johnson (Kaw ZX-10R), 5:02.722, 106.672 mph

9. Peter Hickman (BMW S1000RR), 5:04.129, 106.179 mph

10. Sam West (BMW S1000RR), 5:04.736, 105.967 mph


Supersport (600cc) First Qualifying Results (light rain conditions):

1. Michael Dunlop (Hon CBR600RR), Lap Time 4:46.387, Average Speed 112.757 mph

2. William Dunlop (Yam YZF-R6), 4:46.474, 112.722 mph

3. James Hillier (Kaw ZX-6R), 4:47.128, 112.466 mph

4. Lee Johnston (Hon CBR600RR), 4:47.406, 112.357 mph

5. Martin Jessopp (Tri Daytona 675R), 4:48.094, 112.088 mph

6. Adam McLean (Kaw ZX-6R), 4:48.363, 111.984 mph

7. Dan Kneen (Hon CBR600RR), 4:48.629, 111.881 mph

8. Gary Johnson (Tri Daytona 675R), 4:49.283, 111.628 mph

9. Alastair Seeley (Yam YZF-R6), 4:49.624, 111.496 mph

10. Michael Sweeney (Yam YZF-R6), 4:50.144, 111.296 mph




Supertwin First Qualifying Results (mostly dry conditions):

1. Derek McGee (Kaw 650), Lap Time 5:00.942, Average Speed 107.303 mph

2. Martin Jessopp (Kaw 650), 5:03.565, 106.376 mph

3. Adam McLean (Kaw 650), 5:04.214, 106.149 mph

4. Joey Thompson (Paton), 5:06.776, 105.262 mph

5. James Cowton (Kaw 650), 5:07.627, 104.971 mph

6. Christian Elkin (Kaw 650), 5:10.571, 103.976 mph

7. Michael Sweeney (Kaw 650), 5:13.106, 103.134 mph

8. Marty Lennon (Kaw 650), 5:17.361, 101.752 mph

9. Denver Robb (Kaw 650), 5:18.079, 101.522 mph

10. Darren Cooper (Kaw 650), 5:18.536, 101.376 mph

12. Darren James (Kaw 650), 5:21.283, 100.510 mph, crash

14. Matt Sadowski (Kaw 650), 5:26.322, 98.957 mph