Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council have voted unanimously to award the Freedom of the Borough to Mervyn Whyte, MBE, the Event Director of the Vauxhall International North West 200 motorcycle races. The decision was taken during a special meeting of the Council on Thursday night. ‘This Council bestows the Freedom of the Borough upon Mr Mervyn Whyte MBE, Race … Read More
The 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 came to a dramatic end as Glenn Irwin claimed his first victory at the north coast venue in the feature superbike race. The BSB racer got the better of Alastair Seeley in a thrilling last lap dice between the Be Wiser/PBM Ducati and Tyco BMW stars. Irwin had led from the start of … Read More
Honda Racing have informed us today of the team’s withdrawal from the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 following John McGuinness’s crash during the Thursday qualifying session. We fully understand and accept Honda’s reasons for this action. The MCUI Medical team were on the scene providing treatment to John very quickly following his crash at Primrose yesterday and the race … Read More
Honda Racing has an update regarding John McGuinness, following his incident at the North West 200 Superbike qualifying on Thursday, May 11. John has been diagnosed with a compound fracture to his right lower leg, while in theatre on Thursday night it was not possible to plate the leg as initially thought due to the extent of the injury, and … Read More
Alastair Seeley continued his record breaking ways at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 as he smashed the Superstock lap record to claim his 18th victory on the famous Triangle circuit on his Tyco BMW. The ‘Wee Wizard’ set a new mark of 122.898mph to win from Lee Johnston (East Coast Construction) and Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki). Seeley … Read More
Michael Rutter will start from pole position for Saturday’s Superbike races at the Vauxhall International North West 200. The 45 minute qualifying session was cut short with 21 minutes remaining after John McGuinness crashed his Honda Racing Fireblade at Primrose. The 23 times TT winner was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. Thirteen times North West winner Rutter, … Read More
Honda Racing’s John McGuinness has crashed at Primrose corner during the Superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. The 45 year old Morecambe rider, who is a six times winner at the event, has been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast by ambulance with a suspected broken leg.
Alastair Seeley underlined why he is the most successful Vauxhall International North West 200 rider of all-time by topping the time sheets in the opening Superbike and Supersport practice sessions for the 2017 event. The 17 times race winner steered his Tyco BMW to a lap of 4 mins 25.1 seconds in perfect conditions on the 8.9 mile Triangle circuit. … Read More