Title sponsors for the opening Superbike encounter of this year’s North West 200, has been revealed to be construction firm Turkington, who are most known to road racing fans for their support of 11 times TT winner Phillip McCallen.
Ultra enthused about getting involved again within the pure roads scene, Turkington’s sponsorship is the latest positive piece of news for this May’s eagerly anticipated FonaCAB & Nicholl Oils North West 200.
Photo by Stephen Davison
Newly incorporated into the NW200 race schedule, the Thursday evening of race week scheduled Turkington Superbike race which is planned to run over a four lap distance, is certain to provide thrills, exhilarating action, hard fought competition and pure road racing of the highest calibre.
Star rider/team combinations confirmed to battle it out for opening big bike race honours include Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing), Alastair Seeley (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki), Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing), Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Racing).
Conor Cummins (Milenco by Padgetts), Davey Todd (Honda Racing), Lee Johnston (Ashcourt Racing), John McGuinness (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki), Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing) and Michael Dunlop (VisionTrack Ducati).
Words by Stevie Rial