Next year’s North West 200 will take centre stage from the 10th-16th of May, as the Portstewart based meeting once again opens the International Road Racing schedule.
Set to be the first International roads event of the 2020’s, the iconic meet’s organising team for next year will once again include Mervyn Whyte MBE, who has been asked by the Coleraine and District Motor Club, to retain the role of Event Director.
Individuals like Whyte MBE have formed a crucial role in the modern era success of the North West 200, which is widely regarded as Northern Ireland’s biggest sporting event.
Photo by Rod Neill
As in recent years, 2020 race action is set to begin on Thursday evening, whilst timed practice action begins on Tuesday on the 12th of May.
The proposed schedule for the opening International roads event of the next decade, is as follows:
12th May: First Qualifying sessions
14th May: Second Qualifying sessions
16th May: Race day
Racers to have already announced their intention to compete next year on the coast roads include new Team ILR signing Joe Loughlin, who’s also set to sample for the first time in 2020 the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.
Honda, Kawasaki, BMW are all anticipated to have official presences plus don’t be surprised to see a high profile newcomer or two to NW200 competition.
Words by Stevie Rial