Today in sunny and dry conditions the second and final qualifying session for the 2015 North West 200 in Northern Ireland took place. Honda Racing’s John McGuinness and Conor Cummins will start Saturday’s Superbike bike races from third and ninth on the grid.

Due to a delay in the Supersport session qualifying for Superbike was reduced to 35-minutes, but a red flag 25-minutes in saw the session finish early due to a non-race related incident. Practice was also affected on Tuesday due to weather conditions on the 8.9-mile circuit.

The combined qualifying times put McGuinness on the front row of the grid in third place and Cummins will start on the third row in ninth onboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, for Saturday’s two Superbike races.

The schedule for Saturday is below, with roads closing at 0930hrs BST.

Supersport (6 laps)
Superbike (7 laps)
Supertwin (4 laps)
Superstock (6 laps)
Superbike (7 laps)

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John  McGuinness

John McGuinness 1

We’ve got a really solid package with the Superbike and probably one of the best bikes out there. I’m really happy to be starting from the front row of the grid on Saturday. I’m feeling great this year; last year was tough with my wrist injury but all that’s behind me now and it’s not causing me any problems. We’re solid and I am really looking forward to seeing what we can do on race day.

Honda Racing
Conor Cummins

Conor Cummins

The practice sessions have been eventful this week and we’ve not managed a clean run so far with the weather on Tuesday and the session unfortunately being red flagged and cut short today. I did have a good run on the Superbike today though and am feeling ready to race it now, and can’t wait until Saturday.

Honda Racing
Neil Tuxworth

Neil Tuxworth

Team Manager

Today’s session finished a little bit early due to a house fire, but it’s the same for all teams. John ended up third overall, which sees him on the front row of the grid and Conor was ninth overall so he will start from the third row for Saturday’s races. It was a good session all-round for us and it was dry compared to Tuesday. Both riders are very happy with no problems to report and we’re looking forward to race day.

Honda Racing
North West 200

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Road Racing 2015

Cloudy / 22
Thursday 14 May 2015, 14:08 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 22°C
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Alastair Seeley 34 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW 4:25.664
2 Lee Johnston 13 ECC/Burdens BMW +2.479
3 John McGuinness 1 Honda Racing Honda +3.433
4 Bruce Anstey 2 Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles Honda +4.161
5 William Dunlop 6 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW +4.854
6 Michael Rutter 8 Penz123.com Bathams by BMW BMW +5.559
7 Dean Harrison 2 Mar-Train Racing Yamaha +5.633
8 Conor Cummins Honda Racing Honda +5.792
9 Martin Jessopp 40 Riders Motorcycles BMW +6.203
10 Ian Hutchinson 9 PBM Kawasaki Kawasaki +6.413
Rain / 13
Tuesday 12 May 2015, 13:41 UTC
  • Track Condition: Wet
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Alastair Seeley 34 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW 4:53.639
2 Gary Johnson 7 GBmoto Racing Kawasaki +3.737
3 Lee Johnson 13 ECC/Burdens BMW +5.654
4 Dean Harrison 2 Mar-Train Racing Yamaha +7.507
5 Ian Hutchinson 9 PBM Kawasaki Kawasaki +8.018
6 John McGuinness 1 Honda Racing Honda +8.410
7 Michael Rutter 8 Penz123.com Bathams by BMW BMW +9.819
8 Michael Dunlop 3 Milwaukee Yamaha Yamaha +10.429
9 William Dunlop 6 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW +11.025
10 Guy Martin 4 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW +11.802
12 Conor Cummins Honda Racing Honda +13.017