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landmark year for the north-west 200

Practice for the 2019 International North West 200 race week is under way, with the main race day on Saturday (18 May).

The event is a special year for the Coleraine and District Motor Club, the event organisers, as this will be the 90th anniversary of the North Coast races.

‘We are planning some very special events for our birthday celebrations,’ said event director Mervyn Whyte.

The 2018 event was a huge success for Whyte and his team as Glenn Irwin won both superbike races on the PBM/Be Wiser Ducati in front of sun-kissed crowds. The event’s most successful rider, Alastair Seeley, claimed his 24th Triangle course victory with a hat-trick of triumphs on the Tyco BMW and EHA Yamahas and Peter Hickman also claimed his maiden North West win on the Smith’s BMW.

Seeley has won at least one race at every North West since 2008 and with the aid of three trebles and a four-timer in recent years his record tally of victories now stands at 24, half of those coming in the Supersport class.

Tuesday 14th May    Practice    9.15am – 3.00pm
Thursday 16th May    Practice    9.15am – 3.00pm
Thursday 16th May    Evening Racing    5.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday 18th May    Race Day    9.15am – 7.00pm

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