Guy Martin To Race Wilson Craig 600cc Honda At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 5/5/2017: Guy Martin races the Wilson Craig Honda at the Cookstown 100 last weekend. Martin will race the bike at this week's Vauxhall International North West 200.

Guy Martin will be reunited with former sponsor Wilson Craig to race a CBR600RR Honda at next week’s Vauxhall International North West 200. The Lincolnshire ace will make his return to international road racing competition in the opening Supersport race at the seaside event next Thursday evening. “We had a few conversations about Guy riding my bike at the North … Read More

Michael Rutter Replaces Hudson Kennaugh On IEG/KMR Kawasaki At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012:   Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the 2012 Vauxhall International North West 200 when Rutter finished third behind Farquhar riding for the Dungannon man's KMR Kawasaki team which he will rejoin at this year's event for the Supertwin races.
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13 times Vauxhall International North West 200 winner, Michael Rutter will replace Hudson Kennaugh on Ryan Farquhar’s IEG/KMR Kawasaki in the Supertwin races at next week’s event. Kennaugh, who was a podium finisher on the bike at the Enkalon Trophy race at Bishopscourt last month, had been set to ride the ER6 Kawasaki in the Twins race at Portrush alongside … Read More

Conor Cummins Out But Bruce Anstey Seeking Wins On The Padgetts Honda At The 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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Conor Cummins is out of next week’s 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200. That is the sad news from the Padgett’s Honda team after the Manxman visited the surgeon who operated on his broken throttle hand on Tuesday. “Everything is good but the injury just needs more time to heal.” Cummins explained. “I could come to the North West and … Read More

Lee Johnston Completes Final Test Before 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 26/4/2017: Lee Johnston on the Jackson Racing Fireblade at Castle Combe.
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Lee Johnston is raring to go at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 after completing his final test on the Jackson Racing Hondas. The Fermanagh man brought his preparations for the new season to a close at the official Honda test at Castle Combe this week. “I am really looking forward to the start of practice for the North … Read More

Vauxhall International North West 200 Official Programme Now On Sale

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This year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 official programme is now on sale. With 116 action packed pages the 2017 edition includes exclusive interviews with Michael Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson, Alastair Seeley and the ‘Honda Dream Team’ of John McGuinness and Guy Martin. With the best line-up road racers on the planet taking to the North West 200 circuit during May … Read More

Honda Racing Duo John McGuinness and Guy Martin Gearing Up On New Fireblades For 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/3/2017: Honda Racing test at Monteblanco, Spain.
Guy Martin with team mate John McGuinness.
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With less than a month to go until the start of practice for the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 the official Honda Racing squad of John McGuinness and Guy Martin are gearing up for a strong challenge on their 2017 spec Fireblades. The duo completed their first test on the superbike spec version of the CBR1000RR SP2 recently at … Read More

Top Gun Hegarty All Set To Fire At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/4/2017: Dan Hegarty tests a Honda CBR1000SP2 at Castle Coombe in Wiltshire that he will race on the roads in 2017.
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Dan Hegarty made his debut at the 2016 Vauxhall International North West 200 and the Nottingham rider can’t wait to return with his new Top Gun team in May. The 31 year old will be riding in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport races on the Honda Racing Fireblade that Conor Cummins campaigned last season alongside a Supersport spec CBR600RR Honda … Read More

Glenn Irwin To Race PBM/BE Wiser Ducati at 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 2017: PBM/ Be Wiser Ducati's Glen Irwin who will race the Ducati superbike at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200.
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Nothern Ireland’s British Superbike championship star, Glenn Irwin, is to race the PBM/Be Wiser Ducati in both Superbike races at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 on May 6-13. The 27 year old was a sensation when he made his debut at the seaside event in 2015, finishing on the podium in the second Supersport race. Irwin sat out … Read More

Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae To Sponsor Thursday’s Superstock Race At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 2017: Trevor Kane of the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae pictures with road racers Ian Hutchinson and Peter Hickman. The Bayview Hotel will be the sponsors of this year's Thursday evening Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200.
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The Vauxhall International North West 200 is delighted to have the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae as a race sponsor for 2017. The popular local venue will support the Superstock event on Thursday evening. “As a hospitality provider in the locality we understand the importance events like the North West 200 have for not only the local area but for the Northern … Read More

William Dunlop Unveils New R6 Yamaha He Will Race In Supersport Races At 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 20/3/2017: William Dunlop with his Caffrey International R6 Yamaha he will race in the Supersport class in 2017.
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Former Supersport and Superbike Vauxhall International North West 200 race winner, William Dunlop has unveiled the new Caffrey liveried R6 Yamaha he will campaign at this year’s event on May 7-13. The Ballymoney man will ride the new bike in both 600cc races at Portrush. “I just want to get some testing done and get ready for the North West.” … Read More