Record 24-time winner Alastair Seeley will contest the 2020 International North West 200 for Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki with the Northern Irishman having signed a deal today to ride for Pete Extance’s British Superbike Championship-winning team.
Since taking his first win at the event in 2008, Seeley has never looked back and after overhauling the late Robert Dunlop’s previous record tally of 15 wins in 2016, his record now reads a staggering 24 wins and 36 podiums.
The Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team are no strangers themselves to success around the 8.9-mile circuit linking the Northern Ireland coastal towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine with Glenn Irwin and James Hillier taking wins this year in the Superbike and Superstock races respectively.
Talking about the new deal, Seeley commented, “I’m really pleased to be joining forces with the Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2020 North West 200. I’ll be jumping on machinery that won races at this year’s event so I know Pete and his team do a good job.
I’m also excited to be riding a Kawasaki Supersport bike again as the last time I did I took the record number of wins at the Triangle circuit. I’m looking forward to gelling with a new crew chief and crew and getting plenty of track time on the bikes prior to the May event.”
Team boss Pete Extance added: “I am really pleased to welcome Alastair Seeley to the Bournemouth Kawasaki squad for the 2020 International North West 200 with Quattro Plant as our title sponsor. The Quattro Plant squad was outstanding at the 2019 event with both Superbike and Superstock 1000 wins and for 2020 we want to continue as the team to beat - I see no better way of doing that than by having Alastair on board.
“The record breaking 24-time winner of the North West 200 will be riding in all three classes for the team - Superbike, Supersport and Superstock - and we will be looking to get back to winning ways at this amazing event held on the 8.9-mile circuit at Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine.
“We hope to announce further plans soon as to who will partner Alastair at the North West 200 and spearhead our Isle of Man TT campaign. Big thanks to Quattro Plant and Kawasaki UK for their continued support next season.”
The 2020 International North West 200 road races take place on May 10-16.