2019 North West: Hutchinson disqualified over illegal fuel

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Honda Racing’s Ian Hutchinson has been removed from today’s North West 200 Superstock qualifying results after his Fireblade was found to be using ‘non-compliant’ fuel.

The TT hero had placed placed 11th with a 4’33.730 but that time has now been cancelled. He has one more opportunity to set a time on Thursday.

A statement from the race organisers reads:

Honda Racing’s Ian Hutchinson has forfeited his times from today’s opening Superstock qualifying session after his machine was found to be using non-compliant fuel.

The organisers of the 2019 fonaCAB International North West 200 in association with Nicholl Oils stipulate the use of a control fuel only in each machine.

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