Davey Todd showed why he is currently road racing’s hottest prospect as he scored a brilliant Supersport double at the NW200 on his Milenco Padgett’s Honda. The 27 year old came out on top in a four way battle during Thursday evening’s first 600cc race with only 1.31 seconds covering the first six riders at the chequered flag.
Todd prevailed by 0.108 seconds over Alastair Seeley (Powertoolmate Ducati) ahead of Richard Cooper (BPE Russell Yamaha), Michael Dunlop (MD Racing Honda) and Dean Harrison (BPE Russell Yamaha).
It was Todd’s second NW200 win, his first coming in a wet 600cc race in 2019. Last year he had to settle for the runner-up spot four times.
“I didn’t want to let that one slip away.” he said after the thrilling battle.
“It was really hard to judge on the last lap but I’m over the moon and that’s a dream. I have a win in the wet on the 600 but this really means a lot.”
The lap record was broken in both North West Supersport races this year, first by Seeley in the opening race and then by Peter Hickman in the second as Todd doubled up after another frantic Supersport battle on Saturday.
The Milenco Padgetts rider got the better of Richard Cooper again to take the win by 0.2 seconds with Peter Hickman third on the Trooper Beer Triumph and Dean Harrison fourth. Only 0.539 seconds covered the first four as they crossed the line.
“This one is even better.” Todd smiled after the fierce battle.
“I got a taste of winning on Thursday and I knew I was strong on the bike. The boys were going so hard, I wasn’t sure I was going to do it. I just about hung on and holding these guys off is hard. Each time someone came past me I tried to bite back and that’s the hardest I’ve rode here.”