Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae To Sponsor Thursday’s Superstock Race At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 2017: Trevor Kane of the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae pictures with road racers Ian Hutchinson and Peter Hickman. The Bayview Hotel will be the sponsors of this year's Thursday evening Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200.
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The Vauxhall International North West 200 is delighted to have the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae as a race sponsor for 2017. The popular local venue will support the Superstock event on Thursday evening. “As a hospitality provider in the locality we understand the importance events like the North West 200 have for not only the local area but for the Northern … Read More

William Dunlop Unveils New R6 Yamaha He Will Race In Supersport Races At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 20/3/2017: William Dunlop with his Caffrey International R6 Yamaha he will race in the Supersport class in 2017.
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Former Supersport and Superbike Vauxhall International North West 200 race winner, William Dunlop has unveiled the new Caffrey liveried R6 Yamaha he will campaign at this year’s event on May 7-13. The Ballymoney man will ride the new bike in both 600cc races at Portrush. “I just want to get some testing done and get ready for the North West.” … Read More

Lee Johnston and Hudson Kennaugh Set To Ride KMR Kawasakis At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/3/2017: Lee Johnston will race Ryan Farquhar's NI Air Ambulance liveried Kawasaki Supertwin at this year's Vauxhall International North West 200 on May 7-13 races. Farquhar unveiled the new bike at the launch of the event in Coleraine today.
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Fermanagh racer Lee Johnston will campaign a KMR ER6 650cc Kawasaki in both Supertwin races at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200. Prepared by team boss and former North West winner, Ryan Farquhar, the Kawasaki will sport the vivid red livery of the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance. Johnston is a three-time winner at the North West 200, including a … Read More

Ulster University have developed a digital strategy for the Vauxhall International North West 200

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Final year students at Ulster University have developed a digital strategy for the Vauxhall International North West 200, which will deliver a strong digital dimension for Northern Ireland’s top sporting event. The students from Ulster University’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, which is based at the Coleraine campus, designed components of the website, social media and smartphone applications to … Read More

Launch Of The 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 With Glittering Meet The Stars Night

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/3/2017: Current and former stars and newcomers of the Vauxhall International North West 200 picture at the launch event in Coleraine on Wednesday night. Included are (Back row) Lee Johnston, Ryan Farquhar,  Ian Hutchinson, Alastair Seeley, Michael Rutter, Peter Hickman and John McGuinness. (Front row) Steve Plater, Phil Stead, Chris Green, Barry Furber, Mark Perslow, Hudson Kennaugh and Dominic Herbertson. 
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Over 1000 road race fans joined a stellar line-up of the sport’s finest talent to launch the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 in Coleraine on Wednesday (15 March) night. 17 times winner and all-time North West 200 record holder Alastair Seeley joined John McGuinness, Michael Rutter, Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman plus former NW200 winners Ryan Farquhar and Phillip McCallen … Read More

Alastair Seeley Reunited For 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/3/2017:  Alastair Seeley, the all-time record holder of the Vauxhall International North West 200 with 17 victories, confirmed at the event launch in Coleraine today that he will race a Tyco BMW Superbike at the May 7-13 races. Also included is Keith Hyde of Charles Hurst Vauxhall who will supply the Carrick racer with a new car.
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17-times Vauxhall International North West 200 winner Alastair Seeley will be reunited with Tyco BMW for this year’s races. Backed by Charles Hurst Vauxhall, who will also provide the Carrick rider with a new specially liveried Vauxhall this season, Seeley will line-up alongside the team’s current rider Ian Hutchinson on May 7-13. Seeley has won nine North Wests with the … Read More

Lee Johnston Has First Ride On New Jackson Racing Hondas At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 10/3/2017: Lee Johnston on the Jackson Racing Honda CBR600RR at the Honda test in Monteblanco, Spain.
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Lee Johnston has had his first test on the new Jackson Racing Honda superbike he hopes will carry him to glory at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200. The three times NW200 race winner tested the Ten Kate built Fireblade and his CBR600RR Supersport machine at the official Honda test in Monteblanco last week. “The new bike felt good … Read More

Vauxhall International North West 200 Legend Michael Rutter Set To Make 2017 Return.

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Michael Rutter (Bathams/SMT Racing BMW ) during today's practices for the Vauxhall International North West 200, in Coleraine.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

13 times NW200 race winner, Michael Rutter hopes to add to his victory tally at the 2017 Vauxhall backed event in May. The popular Englishman, who first raced at Portrush in 1992, will return on the Bathams/SMT BMWs to compete in the Superbike and Superstock races on May 7-13. “Hopefully I still have another win or two left in me.” … Read More

Mount Charles in Pole Position with Vauxhall International North West 200 Contract

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Mount Charles, Northern Ireland’s leading food service and business support solutions company has won a significant contract with one of the country’s largest outdoor sporting events, the Vauxhall International North West 200.

L-R: Fergus Mackay, Events Operation Manager at the Vauxhall International North West 200, Trevor Annon, Chairman of Mount Charles, Mervyn Whyte, Event Director at the Vauxhall International North West 200 and John Weir, General Manager of the Beverage Services Division at Mount Charles.

Mount Charles in pole position with NW200 three-year bar contract Northern Ireland’s leading food service and business support solutions company has won a significant contract with one of the country’s largest outdoor sporting events, the Vauxhall International North West 200. Mount Charles, who recently qualified as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for the seventh year running, will deliver bar … Read More

Vauxhall International North West 200 announces partnership with Live It Experience It

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The Vauxhall International North West 200 is delighted to announce a partnership with tourism cluster ‘Live It Experience It’ to boost tourism potential for businesses right across Northern Ireland. The NW200 partnership was announced at the official launch of Live It Experience It – a new membership cluster aimed at helping tourism businesses grow by sharing the story of what … Read More