Michael in mood to win as past

Belfast Telegraph - - SPORT -

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

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