Prospective North West 200 debutants visited today the fabled Triangle course, along the way picking up handy tips, knowledge a plenty from individuals closing involved with the meeting,
Alongside ex Moto GP, BSB, World Superbike, World Supersport exponent James Ellison, others in attendance were BE (Burrows Engineering) Racing/RK Racing’s Michael Browne, Heattech Racing’s Wayne Bourgeais & Alun Brooks.
Ultra Lightweight Manx GP runner-up from last year Rad Hughes, Barry Graham, PRL Racing’s Chris Sarbora, Brad Clarke and Patch Racing’s Davy Graham.
Graham who’s set to pilot SV650 Suzuki machinery within this May’s Super Twin encounters, stated about his upcoming maiden NW200 quest.
“I want to come to the North West and learn, not do anything stupid and qualify. There are a few other boys in the races I’m in that I’ve raced against before so I will try to stick with them and have a dice.”
Photo by Stephen Davison
Additionally Poland is set to have representation for the first time at the North West 200, courtesy of Krystian Paluch.
Paluch who placed a very respectable 13th in last August’s Newcomers Manx Grand Prix, is hugely looking forward to competing alongside a who’s who of International road racing stars.
Speaking today, seasoned IRRC racer Paluch stated:
“The circuit is easy to remember but very fast. The North West 200 is the next level for me and I want to ride with the best road racers in the world and improve.”
When you combine together the aforementioned competitors allied to elite names such as Glenn Irwin, Alastair Seeley, Peter Hickman, Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison, Conor Cummins, Lee Johnston, Davey Todd, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness you just know the competition on the coast roads in May is going to be truly world class.
Words by Stevie Rial