One day till action begins around the Triangle, anticipation and excitement is building amongst riders, teams, fans, marshals and the organisers, with the first competition of the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 all set for tomorrow morning.
Coast roads newcomers, gaining their first laps at Northern Ireland’s biggest sporting event tomorrow, include WH Racing’s Dominic Herbertson, Barry Furber, ECTA Racing’s Mark Purslow, IRRC star Joey Den Besten, Chris Green and Oliver’s Mount specialist Phil Stead.
Photo by Rod Neill
We will also for the first time see the Be Wiser Ducati in Irish roads action, with Glenn Irwin at the controls of the highly rated steed.
All eyes will also be on Michael Dunlop, to see if the new GSX-R 1000 Suzuki, can be instantly competitive within the real roads scene.
Vauxhall International North West 200 – Practice/Qualifying/Race Schedule, is as follows:
Roads close 09:15 AM – 3:00 PM – Practice Sessions
Roads close 09:15 AM – 3:00 PM – Qualifying Sessions
Roads Close 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Evening Races
Race 1 – Hel Performance Supersport
Race 2 – Bayview Hotel Superstock
Race 3 – Vauxhall Super Twins
Roads close 09:15 AM – 7:00 PM – Race Day
Race 1 – BetMcClean Supersport
Race 2 – Anchor Bar Superbike
Race 3 – JM Patterson Super Twins
Race 4 – Vauxhall North West 200 Superbike
Race 5 – CP Hire Superstock
Words by Stevie Rial