Road Closure and Contingency Day Plans

NW200 2022 Road Closures

No change to this schedule will take place unless extreme weather is forecasted to affect any of the days.

Wednesday 8th MayPractice 9.00am – 3.00pm
Thursday 9th MayPractice9.00am – 3.00pm
Thursday 9th MayEvening Racing4.45pm – 9.00pm
Saturday 11th MayRace Day9.00am – 9.00pm

Contingency Plans

The Road Races (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 has now been approved by the Northern Ireland Assembly and received Royal Assent. The changes to the road closing legislation now give the organisers of the International North West 200, in exceptional circumstances, the ability to move a practice or race day, either one day forward or one day back, giving 24 hours notice to the Department for Infrastructure.

Should extreme weather be forecast, the contingency days could be: Wednesday 11th May and Friday 13th May 2022.

In lieu of using one of the above full contingency days, organisers may also extend the road closing times on Tuesday 10th and Saturday 14th May 2022 as follows:

Existing Road Closing Contingency


9.00am - 3.00pm5.00pm - 9.00pm


9.00am - 7.00pm7.00pm - 9.00pm

Any subsequent amendment to the race week schedule will be advised to the public via the International North West 200 website, BBC NI TV & Radio and the NW200 Facebook and Twitter feed.

All those who could be affected are reminded that any variation in race or practice schedule will only happen due to extreme weather conditions. Ticket holders and those attending all race week events are advised to keep up to date with any changes announced.