North West 200
Over three days in May, the public roads that link the towns of Portstewart, Portrush & Coleraine are closed to traffic, to become ….’The Triangle’…….home for Northern Ireland’s biggest, and most spectacular outdoor event – The Vauxhall International North West 200 Road Races.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Causeway Coast, the North West 200 becomes a Mecca for fans of racing ‘between the hedges’ as countless numbers assemble to witness the drama & spectacle of the ‘massed start’ races.
Some 8.9miles long the course features long winding ’straights’ including the 2 mile run from the breathtaking 150mph Station Corner up to University which sees speeds in excess of 200mph & amazing ‘slipstream’ overtakes.
Attracting the World’s best ‘roads’ racers, with entries expected from the likes of Honda’s new signing Guy Martin & team mate John McGuinness, plus the brothers Dunlop – Michael & William, Ian Hutchinson, Bruce Anstey, Peter Hickman, Michael Rutter, Josh Brookes & 17 times course winner, Alastair Seeley
Practice is scheduled for Tuesday 9th May, with further practice and racing Thursday 11th. Main race day being Saturday 13th May 2017.