NW200: Tuesday’s practice results

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Michael Rutter took centre stage on the opening day of the Vauxhall International North West 200, topping the Superbike times and finishing second fastest in the Supersport and Superstock classes.

Rutter is gunning for a 14th victory on the Triangle course and his performance yesterday proved he is still a formidable opponent in every class.

Rutter is gunning for a 14th victory on the Triangle course and his performance yesterday proved he is still a formidable opponent in every class.

Scotsman Keith Amor took provisional pole for the Supertwin races as he pulverised the previous lap record by 13 seconds on the SGS KMR Kawasaki to head a one-two-three for the team.

o Superbikes:

1 M Rutter, Bathams BMW 4m 26.643s (121.106mph); 2 A Seeley, Mar-Train Kawasaki +1.601s; 3 G Martin, Tyco Suzuki +2.104; 4 W Dunlop, Tyco Suzuki +3.443s; 5 M Jessopp, Riders Motorcycles BMW +5.625s; 6 J Brookes, Milwaukee Yamaha +5.805s; 7 B Anstey, Valvoline Padgett’s Honda +6.138s; 8 M Dunlop, BMW Motorrad +6.288s; 9 S Andrews, Penz13.com BMW +6.636s; 10 L Johnston, East Coast/Pirtek Honda +6.748s; 11 J McGuinness, Honda Racing, +7.212s; 12 J Hillier, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, +7.748s.

Supersport:

1 W Dunlop, Tyco Suzuki 4m 41.401s (114.754mph); 2 M Rutter, Smiths Triumph +1.384s; 3 A Seeley, Mar-Train Yamaha +1.423s; 4 L Johnston, East Coast/Pirtek Honda +1.568s; 5 G Johnson, Smiths Triumph +2.28s; 6 G Martin, Tyco Suzuki +3.116s; 7 J McGuinness, Valvoline Padgett’s Honda +4.633s; 8 M Dunlop, MD Racing Honda +5.735s; 9 J Brookes, Milwaukee Yamaha +6.499s; 10 B Anstey, Valvoline Padgett’s Honda, +7.845s; 11 D Cooper, Tsingtao Kawasaki +7.860s.

Superstock:

1 Horst Saiger, Saiger Kawasaki 4m 32.427s (118.535mph); 2 M Rutter, Bathams BMW +0.099s; 3 S Thompson, Bathams BMW +0.277s; 4 M Jessopp, Riders Motorcycles BMW +0.511; 5 S Andrews, Penz13.com BMW +0.805s; 6 L Johnston, East Coast/Pirtek Honda +1.727s; 7 W Dunlop, Tyco Suzuki +2.331s; 8 D Harrison, RC Express Kawasaki +2.570s; 9 G Johnson, Lincs Lifting Kawasaki +2.707s; 10 G Martin, Tyco Suzuki +3.540s; 11 M Dunlop, MD Racing BMW +3.765s; 12 B Anstey, Valvoline Padgett’s Honda +5.282s.

Supertwins:

1 K Amor, SGS KMR Kawasaki 5m 02.933s (106.598mph); 2 R Farquhar, SGS KMR Kawasaki +1.518s; 3 C Behan, SGS KMR Kawasaki +1.593s; 4 Ivan Lintin, McKinstry Kawasaki +3.081s; 5 D Harrison, RC Express Kawasaki +3.872s; 6 L Johnston, East Coast/Pirtek Kawasaki +4.640s; 7 J McWilliams, SGS KMR Kawasaki +4.854s; 8 J Hillier, Quattro Plant Kawasaki +5.387s; 9 J Cowton, Kendo Racing Kawasaki +5.398s; 10 M Jessopp, VRS Kawasaki +6.761s.