End of the road for wash-outs in major events
The Vauxhall International North West 200 — and Northern Ireland road racing in general — has been given a huge boost by the announcement that the Government is set to change the law surrounding road closing orders to allow promoters greater flexibility to deal with bad weather conditions.
Bike chiefs unite in batlle to keep racing on the roads
Exasperated North West 200 chief Mervyn Whyte has found a major ally in his battle to free the event from the straitjacket of road closing orders, following last weekend's costly washout.
Mervyn had to make safe call on North West 200 - McGuinness
Honda's John McGuinness scored two top 10 finishes at the Vauxhall International North West 200, but like everyone else, the Morecambe man was bitterly disappointed that Saturday's race schedule was eventually abandoned, due to a 15 hour downpour on the Causeway Coast.
Why another washout at North West 200 could leave us high and dry
The economic cost of another North West washout will run to millions of pounds, experts have claimed.
We must not turn our backs on North West 200
The luckless North West 200 can no longer afford to put all its eggs in the Saturday basket. That was made patently obvious as Race Chief Mervyn Whyte and his team were left counting the cost on Saturday night of a second abandonment in three years and the impact on the future of the event as we know it.
Roads minister Danny Kennedy: 'I'll save North West 200'
Roads Minister Danny Kennedy has vowed to ride to the rescue of the beleagured North West 200 international road races.
North West 200: Dani Pedroza is quickest as Honda dominate
Honda began the French Grand Prix weekend strongly as Dani Pedrosa led team-mate Marc Marquez in practice at Le Mans.
North West 200: Michael Dunlop still the man to beat
Honda star Michael Dunlop will be looking to put the disappointment of Thursday night's Ballymoney Borough Council Supersport result behind him, when he takes to the grid for today's five-race programme at the Vauxhall International North West 200.
North West: Anstey looks to extend to run of podium finishes
Every racing fan loves to quote statistics when May comes around in the bars and restaurants around the Portrush area, but for me the most impressive involve Windsor-based Kiwi Bruce Anstey.
North West 200 riders' wives and girlfriends about how they cope with the worry
Its name is synonymous with speed – a spectacular motorcycle road racing event to rival the Isle of Man TT and the Macau Grand Prix. The Vauxhall International North West 200 is one of the top three festivals of its kind in the world, drawing crowds of 90,000 and attracting some of the biggest stars of the sport.
North West 200: Slick Jeremy McWilliams is now the oldest winner in town
Jeremy McWilliams created his own niche in North West history by winning the four-lap Vauxhall Supertwin 650cc race riding the Vauxhall Dealers KMR Kawasaki.
North West 200: Michael Dunlop left stunned as Alastair Seeley's gamble pays off
Alastair Seeley was on the crest of a wave as he guided his Gearlink Kawasaki to a superb win to begin the Vauxhall International North West 200 in style.
North West 200: There's no catching super Alastair Seeley
Alastair Seeley made it a sensational North West double yesterday evening by holding off Bruce Anstey in a last lap shoot out to win the Livewire AV superstock race by three-tenths of a second after six pulsating laps.
North West 200: Alastair Seeley is just two good
Wee Wizard Alastair Seeley scored a stunning double and Golden Oldie Jeremy McWilliams, 49 last month, spiked the young guns of the North West with an astonishing first road racing victory of a colourful career on a night of high drama.
North West 200: Michael Dunlop predicts his rivals will be up to speed
Michael Dunlop continued to dominate the 2013 Vauxhall International North West 200 practice with fastest times in every category except the Supertwin class.
North West 200: Ryan Farquhar's switch to running his team has brought less speed but more stress
Ryan Farquhar relaxes, quite appropriately, in a director's chair in his makeshift North West 200 'garage', looking every inch the bold team manager ... cool, calm and collected.
North West 200: Conor Cummins is up for the fight to break his duck
Conor Cummins is a reluctant member of an elite group of top-flight riders, still searching for his debut win at the Vauxhall International North West 200.
Jeremy McWilliams wins first North West 200 road race at 49
Jeremy McWilliams has won his first-ever North West 200 road race - at the age of 49.
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North West 200: William Dunlop is confident after his bike is revamped
William Dunlop has never been a rider to 'blow his own trumpet', preferring to let his on track performances reflect his preparation and ability.
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