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

North West 200 Update

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

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

King Of The Vauxhall International North West 200, Alastair Seeley, Will ‘definitely’ Race At The 2017 Event

North West 200 Race Winners

The Vauxhall International North West 200’s most successful racer, Alastair Seeley, says he will ‘definitely’ be in action at the 2017 event. The 17 times North West winner, who overhauled Robert Dunlop’s previous record tally of 15 victories with a Supersport double on the Gear Link Kawasaki last May, is currently seeking a British championship ride for next season after … Read More

World Champion Jonathan Rea Launches 2017 Cornmarket Motorbike Awards

Motorbike Awards

World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea will be one of the star guests at next year’s Cornmarket Motorbike Awards. The Kawasaki rider will undoubtedly be the favourite to retain the event’s most coveted prize, the Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, when the winners are revealed on January 27th in Belfast’s Ramada Plaza Hotel. Rea made a flying pit stop to Northern … 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

Air Ambulance Ni Receives £10,000 From Charity Golf Tournament Held During Vauxhall International North West 200

Air Ambulance NI, Charity

air ambulance

Air Ambulance NI Receives £10,000 From Charity Golf Tournament At Royal Portrush During Vauxhall International North West 200 Race Week. The Air Ambulance NI charity has received a cheque for £10,000 raised in a pro-am celebrity golf tournament held at Royal Portrush Golf Club during the Vauxhall International North West 200 race week in May, 2016. “We are delighted to … Read More

Vauxhall International North West 200 Receives Top Volunteer Award

Volunteer

The Vauxhall International North West 200 has been awarded the prestigious Investing in Volunteers quality standard for volunteer management. The award was made after an extensive auditing and assessment process of the event’s volunteering programme by Volunteer Now. The North West 200 calls on an army of 800 volunteers each year to help with circuit set-up, marshalling, hospitality, administration and … Read More

Air Ambulance Ni & Headway Receive Funds From Mayors Charity Black Tie Event

Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance And Headway recieve funds from Mayors Black Tie Event

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan; Armoy Road Races’ Clerk of the Course, Bill Kennedy; Air Ambulance NI’s Ian Crowe; The Vauxhall International North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte MBE; and Chair Frances McGarry and Causeway Representative from Headway. Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, supported by The Vauxhall … Read More

REME assist with Vauxhall International North West 200 preparation

Course Preparation

North West 200 preparation

Members of 157Fd Coy REME (R) assisted Coleraine and District Motor Club in preparing for this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 by working on course preparation, providing scrutineering assistants during Race Week and helping dismantle the circuit after the event ended. REME assisted the course managers by providing suitably qualified personnel over three weekends to install lorry loads of … Read More