NW200: News From The Paddock Edition 1

NW200: News From The Paddock Edition 1

Ducati speedster Glenn Irwin, Team ILR with Frog Vehicle Developments Stefano Bonetti, respectively carry the
number one plate in the Superbike, Super Twin classes.

As showcased via social media, Richard Cooper has made the last-minute switch to KMR Kawasaki tackle for the Super Twin races.

Outright NW200 lap record holder, FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman is sticking with Dunlop tyres.

Covering all categories, there are 103 entrants in total.

18 nations are represented this week.

This includes America courtesy of PRL-Moto Hub’s Chris Sarbora, husband and wife Patricia Fernandez West & Cory West.

This will be Macau GP runner-up David Datzer’s first road race this year, aboard brand new MTP Racing M1000RR BMW machinery.

Maria Costello MBE’s title sponsor for her latest NW200 tenure, is Galgorm Resort.

Speaking today about this topic, she stated:

“I’m delighted to have-backing from such a prestigious brand and proud to represent Galgorm as Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury hotel and spa.

I love everything about Northern Ireland and this connection means the world to me. I look forward to representing Galgorm both on and off the race track.

It’s such a stunning place to stay and it’s perfectly situated for exploring all that Northern Ireland has to offer.”

Julian Trummer will be astride the HeatTech Racing R7 Yamaha at the NW200 and TT Races.

Notable international road racers not racing this week include David Johnson, Jamie Coward, Gary Johnson, Tom Weeden, Jim Hind and Team Classic Suzuki’s Shaun Anderson.

It is thirty years since World Superbike icon, 1990 Senior TT victor Carl Fogarty first joined the NW200 winners’ circle.

Quotes via Maria Costello Motorsport press release

Photo credit: Allister Dickson – Startline Photography

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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