The North West 200 is delighted to announce a new three year title sponsor partnership with fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils which will run from 2020 until 2022.
The two Northern Ireland companies were the principal sponsors of this year’s races that saw the north coast event celebrate its 90th anniversary. The 2020 races, which will be held on May 10-16, will be known as “fonaCAB & Nicholl Oils North West 200”.
‘It is great news that fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils will return as title sponsors for the next three North West 200s.’ Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE said.
‘Their support is an indication of the platform the event can offer companies to promote their businesses and will help provide the Coleraine and District Motor Club with the financial security required to plan for the future of the races.’
‘fonaCAB, Northern Irelands largest taxi company, is delighted to be returning as a main title sponsor for the North West 200 after the hugely successful 90th anniversary event in 2019.’ fonaCab’s William McCausland said.
‘We have a longstanding relationship with the NW200 and our sponsorship of local riders has been consistent from the 1980ss through to current competitors Lee Johnston, Glenn Irwin, Jeremy McWilliams and Paul Jordan. I myself have a long history with the North West and have many happy family memories of attending the meeting from childhood.’
This significant sponsorship announcement comes in the same week Honda Racing announced North West 200 winners Glenn Irwin and Davey Todd will make their first road racing appearances on the new Fireblade machine around the famous 8.9 mile Triangle circuit in May.
‘As one of the few premium events on the annual road racing calendar, the North West brings top competitors to our shores.’ McCausland added.
‘At fonaCAB we work to many of the same goals as these riders – dedication, training, teamwork and use of latest technology to perform at the top of our game. fonaCAB sponsors a huge range of sporting events, teams and individuals across Northern Ireland. Our relationship with the North West 200 is one of the finest and we look forward to another great event in 2020 and beyond.’
Hugh Nicholl, the Managing Director of Nicholl Oils, was also delighted to confirm his company’s continued support as a title sponsor over the next three years.
‘Nicholl Oils are a local business supplying oil products to homes and businesses throughout Northern Ireland.’ he said.
‘We have a long history of providing quality products and an excellent service to our customers in the North West of the Province from our local depots in Coleraine, Ballymena and Limavady. This sponsorship provides us with a unique opportunity to continue our support of the team at the NW200 who work tirelessly to put together a fantastic week of racing and events for all the competitors, locals and not to forget the many visitors that the event will bring to the beautiful North Coast. It is an event we are very proud to be a part of and one that my family have enjoyed attending for over 20 years. Now my grandchildren are experiencing the NW200 as well.’
‘Nicholl Oils- Home is where the heat is!’