Michael in mood to win as past
comers familiarisation laps yesterday, the opening qualifying session of the day for Supersport machines saw a Michael and William Dunlop 1-2.
On his MD Racing PTR Supersport Honda, Michael lapped at 112.757mph on his second of four laps, 0.087sec faster that the Temple Golf Club/Caffrey R6 Yamaha of William with James Hillier in third.
Tomorrow sees final qualifying with roads closing at 9.15am and racing from 5pm-9pm.
Following that, on Friday, a special evening with some of the North West 200s most famous winners will take place in the Paddock marquee.
Four times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty leads the list of NW200 champions that includes Sammy Millar, Mick Grant, Ian Newton, Brian Reid and John McGuinness.
The achievements of the celebrated line-up spans seven decades, starting with Millar’s hattrick of NSU wins in the 1950s. There have been many changes to machinery and the circuit itself between then and 1975 when Mick Grant set a new UK lap speed record at the North West as he steered the Green