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Vauxhall International North West 200: Qualifying/Race Schedule

Excitement for fans, event sponsors, teams, riders is building and building, as competitive action at the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 kicks off tomorrow, with the opening qualifying sessions.

Riders set to gain their first laps of the fabled Triangle course, from tomorrow morning on-wards include Cookstown BE Racing’s Davey Todd, Nadieh Schoots, Manx GP rostrum finisher Jamie Williams, McKinstry Racing’s Daniel Mettam and ECTA Racing’s Mike Norbury.

Photo by Rod Neill

Lots of focus will also be on new look international roads rider/team combinations, which include Michael Dunlop/Tyco BMW, Gary Johnson/RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki, Alastair Seeley/EHA Racing and Lee Johnston/Honda Racing.

A full run down of the qualifying/race schedule for this years NW200, is as follows:

15th May: – Roads close 9:15 AM – 3:00 PM

Newcomers 09:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Supersport Q1 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Superbike Q1 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Super Twins Q1 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Superstock Q1 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

17th May: – Roads close 9:15 AM – 3:00 PM

Super Twins Q2 09:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Superstock Q2 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Supersport Q2 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Superbike Q2 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

17th May: – Roads re close 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Race Schedule:

Race 1: Supersport 6 laps
Race 2: Superstock 6 Laps
Race 3: Super Twins 4 Laps

19th May: – Roads close 9:15 AM – 7:00 PM

Race Schedule:

Race 1: Supersport 6 Laps
Race 2: Superbike 7 Laps
Race 3: Super Twins 4 Laps
Race 4: Superstock 6 Laps
Race 5: Feature Superbike 7 Laps

Words by Stevie Rial

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