"I have had a bad few years and it feels so good to be back with a team that believe in me"
The International North West 200 first race started with Lee Johnston taking first place in an exciting race that boiled down to drama in the final lap.
Lee and EHA Yamaha rider Alastair Seeley were in a battle to the end during the final lap until Alastair Seeley carried too much speed into a late corner and allowed Lee to take the win.
After taking the win, Lee said "There is a reason why Seeley has won so many races round here and it's hard to know when he is playing and when he is not."
Lee also said "I knew exactly where my braking marker was and I knew that if he got past he wasnt getting stopped."