Road Closure and Contingency Day Plans

NW200 2019 Road Closures

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

Tuesday 12th MayPractice 9.15am – 3.15pm
Thursday 14th MayPractice & Racing9.15am – 3.15pm
Thursday 14th MayEvening Racing5.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday 16th MayRace Day9.15am – 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 2019 contingency days could be: Wednesday 15th May and Friday 17th May 2019.

In lieu of using one of the above full contingency days, organisers may also extend the road closing times on Tuesday 14th and Saturday 18th May 2019 as follows:

Existing Road Closing Contingency


9.15am - 3.15pm5.00pm - 9.00pm


9.15am - 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.