John McGuinness holds top spot in NW200 Supersport standings


Lexelle-sponsored rider John McGuinness remained top of the Supersport standings after day two of qualifying at the North West 200.

The Padgett’s Honda rider kept top spot with his time from Tuesday with heavy rain bringing the second qualifying session to a premature end.

McGuinness was pleased with his performance in difficult decisions.

“Yeah I was going alright. People sometimes forget that I can ride a 600!” he said.

“It is a good bike but the conditions were a bit iffy with wet patches all over the place.

“This is my 20th year at the North West 200 and I’m feeling really positive. I know the drill, I know the bikes, I’ve got all my usual crew around me and I’m looking forward to it,” he said.

“I’m keeping my fingers crossed for decent weather on race day but everything is in place for a good result.”

The 19-times TT winner lapped at 112mph to take the number one spot ahead of team-mate Bruce Anstey, who wasn’t too far adrift in second place with a best lap at 111.49mph.

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