McWilliams makes it one each in supertwins for KMR

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Former GP winner Jeremy McWilliams has made it one each in the supertwins class at the North West 200 for KMR Kawasaki, holding off team boss Ryan Farquhar – Thursday night’s winner – to win by

However, Farquhar didn’t make it easy, and the pair scrapped all race long – even finding time for a quick thumbs up between them while 150mph slipstreaming on the run into Coleraine!

Jamie Hamilton was an early challenger to the pair, but he dropped away on the last lap, leaving only his former mentor to challenge McWilliams. However, he wasn’t close enough either, and the 51 year old was able to stay clear at the front.

“We had a long think about suspension overnight – and ended up setting it up like a short circuit. The bikes are really heavy – and sometimes they wallow through some of the chicanes.

“I made a bit of a mess on the last lap when I didn’t need to, but hindsight is a great thing. The Bridgestones worked brilliant though – we did two races on one tyre! I didn’t think I could some back and stand on the podium, and it’s just the best feeling ever!”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer