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Vauxhall North West 200 welcomes road race legislation changes

12/12/2013

Vauxhall North West 200 welcomes road race legislation changes

Vauxhall North West 200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte, MBE, has welcomed the announcement today that the Road Races (Amendment Bill) has been approved by the Northern Ireland Assembly and will now be subject to Royal Assent early in the New Year.

“We are pleased that this progress has been made which will allow us the flexibility we requested after bad weather forced the abandonment of the North West 200 in 2013.” Whyte said today.

“Hopefully we will never again encounter the adverse weather we experienced last May but the provision within the new legislation that provides us with the opportunity to switch from a ‘stipulated race or practice day’ to a ‘contingency day’ will allow us to respond effectively if it should occur again.”

“We appreciate the efforts of Minister Kennedy, the Department of Regional Development and of MLAs to bring about these changes which will be of benefit to all road races in Northern Ireland.”

 

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