NW200: Seeley on top in first practice

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/5/2010: WHIZZ KID...Alistair Seeley crests Black Hill on the Relentless Suzuki on his way to victory in the feature race at the Relentless North West 200, before scooping the Robert Dunlop Memorial trophy for the North West 200 Man of the Meeting in 2010 from William Dunlop.
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/5/2010: WHIZZ KID...Alistair Seeley crests Black Hill on the Relentless Suzuki on his way to victory in the feature race at the Relentless North West 200, before scooping the Robert Dunlop Memorial trophy for the North West 200 Man of the Meeting in 2010 from William Dunlop.

Carrickfergus rider Alastair Seeley put down a marker as the man to beat at the North West 200 with two firsts and a second in Tuesday’s opening practice.

The TAS Suzuki rider topped the Superbike timings on 119.10 mph with 12-times North West winner Michael Rutter second and Martin Jessopp third.

Honda man Cameron Donald was fastest in the Supersport class ahead of Seeley and the Yamaha of Michael Dunlop.

Seeley then topped the Superstock leaderboard with Dunlop just behind.

North West 200 first practice timings

Superbike: 1 Alastair Seeley (Suzuki) 119.10, 2 Michael Rutter (Ducati) 118.68, 3 Martin Jessopp (Ducati) 116.95, 4 Gary Johnson (Honda) 116.44, 5 Stephen Thompson (Suzuki) 115.29, 6 Guy Martin (Suzuki) 115.21

Supersport: 1 Cameron Donald (Honda) 114.29, 2 Alastair Seeley (Suzuki) 114.25, 3 Michael Dunlop (Yamaha) 112.64, 4 Gary Johnson (Honda) 112.09, 5 Bruce Anstey (Honda) 111.22, 6 Guy Martin (Suzuki) 110.28

Superstock: 1 Alastair Seeley (Suzuki) 118.42, 2 Michael Dunlop (Kawasaki) 118.40, 3 Michael Rutter (Ducati) 116.74, 4 William Dunlop (Honda) 116.33, 5 Ian Lougher (Kawasaki) 116.29, 6 Adrian Archibald (BMW) 116.14