WP Racing Becomes Vauxhall International North West 200 Control Fuel Supplier

2018 Date, North West 200 News

The Vauxhall International North West 200 is delighted to announce that WP Racing are to be the exclusive fuel supplier for the event. WP are the current control fuel supplier for the British Superbike Championship and have extensive experience in the supply of quality racing fuels and testing of fuel samples. The agreement extends over a three year term and … Read More

The  Vauxhall International North West 200 Grid Is Filling Up For 2018

Meet and Greet, North West 200 News, North West 200 Update

The 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 grid is filling up nicely! Almost all of the main road racing teams have their riders in place for next season with some intriguing changes amongst the announcements and rumours. The Cookstown Burrows Engineering team announced the latest signing today, with Davey Todd leading the Dungannon squad’s charge next year. The 22-year-old from … Read More

Vauxhall Retains Title Sponsorship for 2018 International North West 200

2018 Date, North West 200 News

Pictured from left to right – Simon Oldfield Vauxhall’s Marketing Director, Martin Jessopp 2017 race winner, Mervyn Whyte MBE Event Director Northern Ireland’s International North West 200 motorcycle race, Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event, is to have the support of Vauxhall for the 2018 event. This is the company’s sixth consecutive year as title sponsor. Vauxhall is delighted to return … Read More

John McGuinness Says He Wants To Race At The North West 200 Again Despite Breaking His Leg in 2017

2018 Date, Meet and Greet, North West 200 Race Winners, North West 200 Update

John McGuinness says he wants to come back and race at the International North West 200, despite sustaining career threatening injuries at last year’s event. The six times North West winner suffered serious leg injuries as well as breaking his back and ribs after a high speed crash at Primrose corner during practice. Now aged 46, McGuinness says he doesn’t … Read More

BSB Stars Tommy Bridewell & Richard Cooper Set To Make Their Road Race Debuts At 2018 International North West 200

2018 Date, North West 200 News, North West 200 Update, Race newcomer

The International North West 200 is set to have two former BSB race winners amongst the newcomers on the grid in 2018 as Tommy Bridewell and Richard Cooper plan their road racing debuts on the famous 8.9 mile Triangle circuit. 34 year old Cooper, who finished runner up in the 2017 British Superstock championship and has three seasons of BSB … Read More

Coleraine & District Motor Club Reveals Succession Plan For The Future Management Of The International North West 200

North West 200 News

Coleraine & District Motor Club is delighted to announce that Event Director, Mervyn Whyte MBE has agreed to remain at the helm of the International North West 200. There had been speculation after this year’s races that Whyte might step down after 17 years in charge of Northern Ireland’s leading road race. The 67 year old will continue as Event … Read More

2018 International North West 200 Dates Announced As Glenn Irwin Confirms He Will Be Back On The NW200 Grid Next May

2018 Date, North West 200 News, North West 200 Update, Races

The 2018 International North West 200 race week will take place on 13th – 19th May, with the main race day on Saturday 19th. After a week of great action at this year’s event, the North coast races were given a major boost with the announcement that BSB star Glenn Irwin, will return to Portrush next May on the PBM/Be … Read More

Talented Trio Launch Awards

North West 200 News

One of Northern Ireland’s fastest families has helped launch next year’s Cornmarket Motorbike Awards. Racing brothers Glenn, Graeme and Andrew Irwin will all be contenders for the main prize, the Cornmarket Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, when the winners are revealed in January in Belfast’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. Favourite for the top award will undoubtedly be the reigning Cornmarket champion … Read More

Nw 200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte To Receive Freedom Of The Borough From Causeway Coast And Glens Council

North West 200 News

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

NW200 Race Report

North West 200 News

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