Michael Dunlop To Make Road Race Debut On Bennetts Suzuki At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

2017 Dates, North West 200 News, North West 200 Update

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The 2017 Vauxhall International is set to see the hottest action in decades as home favourite Michael Dunlop announced he will race the new GSXR1000 Suzuki in Bennetts livery in May. The Ballymoney racer, who is the outright lap record holder on the 8.9 mile Triangle circuit, will debut the new superbike against Honda rivals Guy Martin and John McGuinness … Read More

Guy Martin To Make First International Road Racing Appearance At Vauxhall International North West 200 On May 7th -13th

North West 200 News, North West 200 Update, Races

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 16/1/2017: Guy Martin with the new  CBR1000RR SP2 Honda Fireblade he will race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in 2017.
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Guy Martin will make his first international road racing appearance on the new Honda Fireblade at the 2017 Vauxhall North West 200. Fans will have the first chance to see the truck mechanic come television star take on local heroes Alastair Seeley and Michael Dunlop plus Ian Hutchinson, Peter Hickman and John McGuinness at Portrush on May 7th -13th.   … Read More

Alastair Seeley Reunited With Gear Link Kawasaki At The 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki  - Kawasaki) 

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The Vauxhall International North West 200’s most successful rider, Alastair Seeley will be back at Portrush in 2017 with the Gear Link Kawasaki team that he won two races with last season. The Carrickfergus rider overtook Robert Dunlop in the all-time standings after taking two wins on the Kawasaki team’s ZX6R at last year’s North West to give him 17 … Read More

Vauxhall Motors Retains Title Sponsorship of the 2017 International North West 200 for a Fifth Consecutive Year

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The International North West 200 is to have the support of Vauxhall Motors Ltd for the 2017 event on May 7-13, the company’s fifth year in a row as principal backer of the north coast races. “Vauxhall Motors are delighted to return as title sponsors for another year and are looking forward to reaching out to thousands of motorcycle fans … Read More

Vauxhall International North West 200 Will See Return of German Heidger-Motorsport Team in 2017

North West 200 Update

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 2016: Vauxhall InterNational North West 200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte pictured with Didier Grams, Marek Cerveny and Team Heidger-Motorsport boss, Frankie Heidger at the Macau Grand Prix in November where he agreed terms for the German team to race at the 2017 NW200.
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The 2017 Vauxhall North West 200 will have an international flavour with the early confirmation of the entry of Frank Heidger’s Team Heidger-Motorsport riders Didier Grams, Marek Cerveny and Petr Biciste. Event Director Mervyn Whyte agreed terms with the German squad to race at this year’s event during a recent trip to the Macau Grand Prix. Heidger and Grams are … Read More

Minister Paul Given Announces Significant Investment In North West 200 Safety Measures

North West 200 Update

Minister Paul Given Announces Significant Investment In North West 200 Safety Measures

Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA, today announced funding of £124,000 towards improved safety measures for the North West 200. Speaking from Stormont today, accompanied by Mervyn Whyte MBE, Event Director, and competitors John McGuinness and Lee Johnston, the Minister said: “It is important that we do what we can to make the races a safe and memorable experience for everyone … Read More

Updated Statement on Riders in Hospital

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Fermanagh rider Paul Gartland crashed at University in yesterdays’ Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Paul returned to the paddock but was admitted to Causeway hospital on Saturday night and then transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast where he has received treatment and is in a stable condition.

Ryan Farquhar, Ben Wilson and Nico Mawhinney Return To Vauxhall International North West 200 Circuit

North West 200 Update

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/8/2016: Event Director Mervyn Whyte with Nico Mawhinney, Ryan Farquhar and Ben Wilson on their return to the Vauxhall International North West 200 circuit following their crashes in 2016.
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Ryan Farquhar, Ben Wilson And Nico Mawhinney Return To Vauxhall International North West 200 Circuit Following Their 2016 Crashes. Top road racers Ryan Farquhar, Ben Wilson and Nico Mawhinney have returned to the Vauxhall International North West 200 circuit were they were injured during the 2016 event. 40 year old Farquhar suffered a lacerated liver and was in Intensive Care … Read More