Seeley: I hope to be back for more

Standing in the Hall of Fame: Alastair Seeley won three races at this year's North West 200 to equal Robert Dunlop's all-time record of 15 victories at the international road racing event. INLT 21-929-CON
Standing in the Hall of Fame: Alastair Seeley won three races at this year's North West 200 to equal Robert Dunlop's all-time record of 15 victories at the international road racing event. INLT 21-929-CON
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Racing star Alastair Seeley is already targeting more success at next year’s North West 200 as he aims to become the outright king of the world-famous Triangle circuit.

The ‘Wee Wizard’, arguably Carrick’s greatest-ever sportsman, equalled the late Robert Dunlop’s 15 wins at the event last weekend.

Aaistair Seeley (34) powers up through Dhu Varren on his way to victory in Saturday's Superstock race. Photo: Presseye

Aaistair Seeley (34) powers up through Dhu Varren on his way to victory in Saturday's Superstock race. Photo: Presseye

He landed a hat-trick of victories to draw level with Dunlop, who was a hero of his as he was growing up.

Having topped the podium in Thursday night’s Superstock, Seeley brought his tally to 13 - the same total as bikes legend Joey Dunlop and Michael Rutter.

Saturday’s brilliant double in the Superstock and Superbike classes saw him make history, as he saddled up with Dunlop’s record.

“I’d like to return to the North West next season with a competitive package to try rewrite the record books,” said the determined 35-year-old.

Asked what the secret to his success is and what his most memorable win was, he replied: “(The secret) is probably my knowledge and experience and also that I do my homework before I go.

“The Superbike win in 2010 was special. It was 13 years since a local man won.”

Seeley admits his achievements only began to sink in on Sunday as he perused the newspapers, but now his focus is fixed on trying to win the British Superstock 1000 series.

In this week’s Times, Motorcycling correspondent Maurice Montgomery reviews a remarkable weekend of action for Seeley. He also looks back at veteran Jeremy McWilliams’ win and podium finishes for Glenn Irwin and Jamie Hamilton.