2019 North West: Seeley completes first full V4R test

Alastair Seeley has completed his first full test on the PBM/Be Wiser Ducati V4R he will race in this weekend’s fonaCAB North West 200

The 24 times North West winner declared himself happy with the Panigale’s performance after completing dozens of laps during a track day at Kirkistown.

“It is a bit of a lastminute.com test but at least I am getting time out on the bike.” said Seeley.

“It’s a case of doing nothing silly, gathering up the laps laps and learning the bike. It feels good and it will feel even better going up the big, long straights at the North West.”

Aside from a brief outing on PBM Ducati team-mate Josh Brookes’ machine during the Portimao BSB test in March, the Carrickfergus rider had not ridden the new Superbike he hopes will bring him his 25th North West success.

“We started off where Josh finished at Oulton Park in the last BSB round but the bike felt quite hard on the springs,” Seeley explained.

“Each time we come in we are changing the bike more to my preference and we are slowly getting there. By the end of the day we will have changed quite a bit and hopefully found a happy place for me.”

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