Johnston fastest in opening Vauxhall International North West 200 Superbike Qualifying


Lee Johnston set the fastest superbike lap time on the Honda Racing Fireblade during the opening day of practice at the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200. The diminutive Fermanagh racer was almost 2.7 seconds faster than the rest of the field.

“Everything felt good with the bike and so do I.” the 29 year old smiled after his first outing at a race meeting on the CBR1000RR.

“We still have to make changes, lots of changes, and we have very little data from last year so there is plenty of work to do with the bike. But I feel good in myself on the Honda.”

A shower of rain before the start of the superbike session, plus a red flag when Dutch rider Johan Fredriks’ crashed at University, played havoc with the superbike qualifying session.