Alastair Seeley

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Alastair Seeley
Nationality Northern Irish
Born (1979-10-04) 4 October 1979 (age 37)
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Current team Team Quattro Spirit
Bike number 34

Alastair Seeley (born 4 October 1979 in Carrickfergus) is a motorcycle road racer. He competed in the 2016 British Superbike Championship aboard a BMW S1000R, having switched from Tyco BMW in the Superstock class.[1] He was the 2009 British Superstock champion, and also has a strong record in road racing. He prefers fast, flowing circuits, and tends to get his best results on them.

Early career[edit]

Seeley raced motocross in his teens, but 'found pubs, clubs and girls' in his late teens and lost interest for a few years. He began circuit racing in 2000 in club events in Northern Ireland. In 2002 he racked up 20 wins, including his first national 125cc win and several 600 and Open class wins. His main 2003 focus was the Regal Championship, in which he regularly finished in the top ten, while he also won the Wirral Club Wales 600 and Powerbike Championship.

Seeley first came to wider attention by taking two wins in the 600cc class of the British Superbike Championship's Mondello Park round in 2004. That year he also made his first appearance at the North West 200, and won a 6-hour Pembury endurance race for Team Twilight. In 2005 he won the Irish Superbike Championship and contested in various other races. He successfully defended this in 2006, also winning the Irish Supersport title and taking 2 top-five finishes in the 600cc class at the North West 200. He also did some racing in America.[2]

Move to the UK[edit]

Superstock 1000[edit]

For 2007 he moved to the UK finishing tenth overall in the British Superstock Championship on a Yamaha. He improved to fourth in 2008, also taking his first North West 200 victory in the Superstock class and winning the Monarch of Mondello title for the biggest payday of his career.[3] In 2009 he dominated the championship for the Relentless TAS Suzuki team, winning the first nine rounds and sealing the title with three rounds to spare,[4] regularly setting what would be competitive lap times on a Superbike.[5] He finished the season with two outings on an Evo Class Suzuki GSX-R1000, doing enough to earn a full-time ride for them in the main class.

British Superbike Championship 2010[edit]

Seeley made a flying start to his 2010 campaign, qualifying third and finishing third and fourth in the opening meeting at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.[6] He scored consistent points in the early part of the season, although his second podium did not come until round 13 at Snetterton. He took his first win at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, in a rain-affected race,[7] before failing to finish in the two Sunday races.[8]

British Supersport Championship 2011–[edit]

For 2011 Seeley chose to stay with Relentless TAS Suzuki which meant that he was demoted to the supersport class.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Stats correct as of 9 July 2012

All Time[edit]

Series Years Active Races Poles Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast Laps Titles
Superstock 1000 2009 21 7 12 9 0 3 7 1
British Superbike (BSB) 2009–10, 2012– 43 2 4 1 1 2 3 0
British Supersport (BSS) 2011 24 8 18 9 8 1 9 1
Total 88 17 34 19 9 6 19 2

By championship[edit]

National Superstock 1000[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
2008 Yamaha THR
7
OUL
4
BHGP
4
DON
4
SNE
3
OUL
Ret
OUL
6
KNO
9
CAD
DNS
CRO
5
SIL
16
BHI
3
4th 108 [10]
2009 Yamaha BHI
1
1st 241 [11]
Suzuki OUL
1
DON
1
THR
1
SNE
1
KNO
1
KNO
1
BHGP
1
CAD
1
CRO
3
SIL OUL

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2009 Suzuki BHI BHI OUL OUL DON DON THR THR SNE SNE KNO KNO MAL MAL BHGP BHGP BHGP CAD CAD CRO CRO SIL
Ret
SIL
10
OUL
Ret
OUL
13
OUL
DNS
32nd 9 [12]
2010 BHI
4
BHI
3
THR
12
THR
9
OUL
4
OUL
6
CAD
9
CAD
7
MAL
10
MAL
11
KNO
5
KNO
C
SNE
5
SNE
3
SNE
Ret
BHGP
1
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
Ret
CAD
8
CAD
9
CRO
Ret
CRO
15
SIL
6
SIL
4
OUL
15
OUL
5
OUL
7
6th1 550 [13]
2012 BHI
2
BHI
C
THR
15
THR
21
OUL
4
OUL
6
OUL
11
SNE
16
SNE
16
KNO
7
KNO
7
OUL
Ret
OUL
8
OUL
13
BHGP
9
BHGP
11
CAD
14
CAD
13
DON
DNS
DON
Ret
ASS
19
ASS
20
SIL
17
SIL
18
BHGP
19
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
19
13th 95 [14]
Notes[edit]
1.^ – Seeley qualified for "The Showdown" part of the BSB season, thus before the Croft round he was awarded 500 points plus the podium credits he had gained throughout the season. Podium credits are given to anyone finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd, with 3,2 and 1 points awarded respectively.

British Supersport Championship[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2011 Suzuki BRH
Ret
BRH
1
OUL
2
OUL
2
CRO
5
CRO
4
THR
2
THR
Ret
KNO
2
KNO
2
SNE
1
SNE
1
OUL
3
OUL
C
BRH
1
BRH
1
CAD
2
CAD
2
DON
1
DON
1
SIL
1
SIL
1
BRH
Ret
BRH
2
BRH
1
1st 450 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alastair Seeley set to be high flyer with RAF Reserves BMW team Belfast Telegraph, 19 November 2015, Retrieved 14 February 2016
  2. ^ "Seeley stars at Aghadowey meeting". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 July 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Walker, Jimmy (17 October 2008). "Baby girl clips the wings of boss Bird in Sunflower Trophy". The Belfast Telegraph. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Pryde, Kenny (1 September 2009). "Suzuki, Seeley British superstock champions already". Decanter. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 7 April 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ Luz, E. L. (9 August 2009). "Superstock Suzuki Seeley is Relentless at Brands Hatch". SuperBike. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 7 April 2010. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Seeley, Relentless Suzuki celebrate maiden podiums". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Seeley edges Rutter for maiden BSB win". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Highs and lows for new BSB winner Seeley". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Seeley to Supersport, stays with Relentless | BSB News | Dec 2010 | Crash.Net
  10. ^ http://www.britishsuperbike.com/data/assets/bsb/docs/round-12-brandshatch-race.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.britishsuperbike.com/media/165445/op2standings-final.pdf
  12. ^ 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli
  13. ^ http://www.britishsuperbike.com/media/2037688/standings.pdf
  14. ^ "Round 7 – Standings" (PDF). MotorSportVision Racing. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  15. ^ http://www.britishsuperbike.com/media/407432/standings.pdf

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