Top 10 fastest riders ever at North West 200

The North West 200 will reach a milestone this year as the event celebrates its 90th anniversary meeting from May 14-19. Tom Herron lapped at 127.63mph in 1978 before chicanes were introduced, but who are the fastest riders ever to lap the current 8.9-mile 'Triangle' course?

Saturday, 9th March 2019, 1:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th March 2019, 12:46 pm
The North West 200 takes place from May 14-18 this year.

Here, we take a look at the top 10 fastest riders at the North West 200.

Pictures: Pacemaker Press.

Ballymoney's Michael Dunlop is the fastest rider ever at the North West 200 following his lap of 123.207mph set on the Hawk BMW Superbike in 2016.
Aussie Josh Brookes comes in at number two on the list following a speed of 122.958mph on the Milwaukee Yamaha R1 in 2014.
Record 24-time NW200 winner Alastair Seeley is the third fastest rider ever at the event after lapping at 122.898mph on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine in 2017.
Carrick's Glenn Irwin comes in at number four on the top 10 list of the fastest riders ever at the North West, clocking a speed of 122.809mph on the PBM Ducati in 2018.
Yorkshireman Ian Hutchinson lapped at 122.702mph on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine in 2016.
British Superbike contender Peter Hickman is the sixth fastest NW200 rider ever with a lap of 122.533mph set on the GBmoto Kawasaki Superstock machine in 2016.
Bradford's Dean Harrison holds the seventh fastest ever lap speed at the North West 200 after clocking 122.324mph on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the feature Superbike race in 2018.
Fermanagh man Lee Johnston's fastest lap at the North West 200 stands at 122.281mph, which he set in the opening Superstock race on the East Coast BMW Superstock machine in 2015.
'Flying Kiwi' Bruce Anstey sealed his place in the top 10 with a lap of 122.223mph in the Superbike race on the Padgett's Honda Fireblade in 2016.
Manxman Conor Cummins rounds out the top 10 fastest riders ever at the North West 200 after lapping at 122.208mph on the Padgett's Honda Fireblade in the Superbike class in 2018.