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NI Blogs Admin | 10:12 UK time, Saturday, 21 May 2011

Well its race day morning and the weather at the North West is atrocious. This will certainly put the cat among the pigeons. All of your dry qualifying times now go out the window and the wet weather specialists will come to the fore.

Wet track at the North West 200

The North West 200 track on Saturday morning

All the fast guys are still going to be up near the front but conditions like these will probably play into the hands of riders such as Ryan Farquhar and Michael Dunlop. I reckon that some of the guys will maybe have their eye on their British Championship commitments and so perhaps won’t push themselves beyond what they feel comfortable with. However, as we have seen from previous years when there has been wet races, the likes of Ryan’s confidence and experience in the wet can make up for any small deficiencies in the machinery.

I reckon the racing will still be tight, competitive and exciting but just at a slower pace.

Keep the fingers crossed for a safe day’s racing.

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