Vauxhall International North West 200 Official Programme Now On Sale

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This year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 official programme is now on sale. With 116 action packed pages the 2017 edition includes exclusive interviews with Michael Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson, Alastair Seeley and the ‘Honda Dream Team’ of John McGuinness and Guy Martin. With the best line-up road racers on the planet taking to the North West 200 circuit during May … Read More

Honda Racing Duo John McGuinness and Guy Martin Gearing Up On New Fireblades For 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/3/2017: Honda Racing test at Monteblanco, Spain.
Guy Martin with team mate John McGuinness.
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With less than a month to go until the start of practice for the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 the official Honda Racing squad of John McGuinness and Guy Martin are gearing up for a strong challenge on their 2017 spec Fireblades. The duo completed their first test on the superbike spec version of the CBR1000RR SP2 recently at … Read More

Top Gun Hegarty All Set To Fire At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/4/2017: Dan Hegarty tests a Honda CBR1000SP2 at Castle Coombe in Wiltshire that he will race on the roads in 2017.
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Dan Hegarty made his debut at the 2016 Vauxhall International North West 200 and the Nottingham rider can’t wait to return with his new Top Gun team in May. The 31 year old will be riding in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport races on the Honda Racing Fireblade that Conor Cummins campaigned last season alongside a Supersport spec CBR600RR Honda … Read More

Glenn Irwin To Race PBM/BE Wiser Ducati at 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 2017: PBM/ Be Wiser Ducati's Glen Irwin who will race the Ducati superbike at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200.
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Nothern Ireland’s British Superbike championship star, Glenn Irwin, is to race the PBM/Be Wiser Ducati in both Superbike races at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 on May 6-13. The 27 year old was a sensation when he made his debut at the seaside event in 2015, finishing on the podium in the second Supersport race. Irwin sat out … Read More

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