Seeley heads Sunflower Supersport line-up

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Mutiple North West 200 winner and former Dickies British Supersport Champion Alistair Seeley heads the middleweight line-up for the 2019 Sunflower Trophy at Bishopscourt this weekend.

Seeley, who last rode at the Sunflower Trophy Races in 2017 in the Superbike class on board the IFS Yamaha, will continue his association with IFS, when he rides the 600 IFS/YRP Yamaha in both the 600cc and Sunflower Trophy races.

Now in his 19th season of racing, the diminutive Carrickfergus rider has admitted it might be difficult to be on the pace as he hasn’t had much seat time since breaking his wrist at Oulton Park.

“Unfortunately, due to my recent wrist injury, I shall probably be somewhat limited in what I can achieve this weekend, But as in the past, I aim to give my best for both my sponsors and the fans who come to watch,” said Seeley.

Along with Seeley, the Sunflower Trophy has attracted quite a number of riders from the British Championships, including Korie McGreevey, who will no doubt receive a heroes’ welcome following his success last Sunday at Brands Hatch when he unexpectedly clinched the National Superstock 600 trophy.

Add in Harry Truelove (McAMS Yamaha), Richard Kerr (Campbell Motorsport Triumph), G&S Race teamsters Kevin Keys and TJ Toms, Sam Laffins, Simon Reid, Ross Patterson, Jordan McCord and road racer Mike Browne, making the trip from Cork, it’s a good mix in the middleweights.

One rider who could upset the form book is Aghadowey’s Eunan McGlinchey, on board the 600 Kawasaki as ridden by Adam McLean.