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Saturday 22 November 2014

In Pictures: North West 200 - schedule, events and results

Brilliantly Dun: double winner Michael Dunlop claimed Man of the Meeting honour, named in memory of his dad Robert
Brilliantly Dun: double winner Michael Dunlop claimed Man of the Meeting honour, named in memory of his dad Robert
Wheel to wheel: William Dunlop (right) comes under pressure from Tyco Suzuki partner Guy Martin
Bruce Anstey celebrates victory in the opening Supersport race during todays races at the 2014 Vauxhall International North West 200 on the North Coast
Michael and William Dunlop battle for the lead on the final lap during Vauxhall International North West 200 Superbike race.
North West 200 race director Mervyn White
Simon Andrews in action at this year's North West 200
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Milwauke Supersport race.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Milwauke Supersport race.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Milwauke Supersport race.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
John McGuinness during todays races at the 2014 Vauxhall International North West 200 on the North Coast. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker
Conor Cummins (Honda Racing) and Michael Dunlop (BMW Motorrad) battle for position during Eventserv Superbike Race during at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
First Minister Peter Robinson pictured with Hector Neill and his team during his visit to the Tyco Suzuki base at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200 in Portrush.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Michael Dunlop (BMW Motorrad) winning the Vauxhall NW200 Suerbike Race at during the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
PACEMAKER BELFAST  17/04/2014 The superbikes kick up some serious spray during todays races at the 2014 Vauxhall International North West 200 on the North Coast. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2014 Michael Dunlop (8) celebrates victory in the North West 200 feature race during todays Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Motorcycle fans shelter from the showers under umbrella's at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
PACEMAKER BELFAST  17/04/2014 Dunlop fan Sheena Munnis watches the two brothers William & Michael battle it out in the opening superbike race during todays races at the 2014 Vauxhall International North West 200 on the North Coast. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST  17/04/2014 Dunlop fan Sheena Munnis watches the two brothers William & Michael battle it out in the opening superbike race during todays races at the 2014 Vauxhall International North West 200 on the North Coast. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Motorcycle fans shelter from the showers under umbrella's at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye John Duff from Randalstown spectating at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Ross Patton and Paula McVey from Magherafelt spectating at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Motorcycle fans shelter from the showers during the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Riders pictured at the meet and great in Coleraine town centre. Alastair Seeley.
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Riders pictured at the meet and great in Coleraine town centre. Alastair Seeley along with Carter Dobson.
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Riders pictured at the meet and great in Coleraine town centre. William Dunlop and Conor Cummins.
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Motorcycle fans watching Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye Kim Matheson from Whitehead spectating at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 15th May 2014 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye (l-r) John, Paul and Tim Johnston from Portstewart spectating at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Keeping dry at the North West 200 on Saturday.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White/PressEye North West 200: Saturday Race Day Race: NW 200 Superbike Date: 17th May 2014 Caption: Superbikes get away
Alastair Seeley (34), William Dunlop (6), Michael Rutter (9)
PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2014 Michael Dunlop (8) celebrates victory in the North West 200 feature race during todays Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press
Crowds watch the start of the Superbike race in the wet
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Anchor complex Supertwin race. Race winner Lee Johnston.
Winner of the EventServ Superbike race William Dunlop
Eventserv Superbike winner William Dunlop with runners up Michael Dunlop and Conor Cummins
Eventserv Superbike winner William Dunlop
Michael Dunlop (BMW Motorrad) chases his brother William Dunlop (Tyco Suzuki) leads the Eventserv Superbike Race during at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200
William Dunlop (Tyco Suzuki) during at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
Michael Dunlop Milwauke Supersport race
Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter
Michael Rutter, Milwauke Supersport race.
Michael Rutter (Bathams BMW) get the 'holeshot of the line at the start of the Eventserv Superbike Race during at the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2014 Mandatory Credit - Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200.
Josh Brookes - (Yamaha - Milwaukee Yamaha)
William Dunlop - (Suzuki - Tyco Suzuki by TAS Racing)
Guy Martin - (Suzuki - Tyco Suzuki by TAS Racing)
William Dunlop - (Suzuki - Tyco Suzuki by TAS Racing)
Conor Cummins - (Honda - Jackson Racing)
Michael Rutter - (BMW - Bathams prize winning ales) and Dean Harrison - (Kawasaki - RC Express Racing)
Josh Brookes - (Yamaha - Milwaukee Yamaha)
Josh Brookes - (Yamaha - Milwaukee Yamaha) leads Conor Cummins - (Honda - Honda Racing)
Winner of the Milwauke Supersport race Bruce Anstey with second Conor Cummins and third Gary Johnson
A stunt-man in flight during the North West 200 (NW200) Pic Margaret McLaughlin
Chris Dixon crashes to the ground behind Dave Walsh as Alan Brown tries to avoid him during the Supersport practice at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/5/2014: A man with a lot on his mind. BMW's Michael Dunlop is on pole for Saturday's Superbike races after the final qualifying session for the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/5/2014: Supersport racers round Primrose bend during the final qualifying session for the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/5/2014: Maria Costello is treated by Dr John Hinds after crashing during the final qualifying session for the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
15/5/2014. PACEMAKER PRESS. SUPERSTOCK PRACTICE. Michael Rutter during todays Vauxhall International North West 200 Superstock practice session. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
15/5/2014. PACEMAKER PRESS. SUPERTWINS PRACTICE. Ivan Lintin during todays Vauxhall International North West 200 Supertwins practice session. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/5/2014: Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers meets Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) and Event Director, Mervyn Whyte MBE, on the grid during the final qualifying session for the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan
Stenna Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Approximately 200 motorcycle spectators arrived off the ferry in Belfast yesterday on route to the NW 200 on the North Antrim Coast.
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Approximately 200 motorcycle spectators arrived off the ferry in Belfast yesterday on route to the NW 200 on the North Antrim Coast.
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Approximately 200 motorcycle spectators arrived off the ferry in Belfast yesterday on route to the NW 200 on the North Antrim Coast.
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Approximately 200 motorcycle spectators arrived off the ferry in Belfast yesterday on route to the NW 200 on the North Antrim Coast.
A stunt-man in flight during the North West 200 (NW200) Moto Fest event in Portrush. Part of the International motorbike road race week programme. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line 14-5-14
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Approximately 200 motorcycle spectators arrived off the ferry in Belfast yesterday on route to the NW 200 on the North Antrim Coast.
Stena Line - NW 200 Motorcycle Spectators Arrive - 15th May 2014 Copyright Presseye / Declan Roughan Approximately 200 motorcycle spectators arrived off the ferry in Belfast yesterday on route to the NW 200 on the North Antrim Coast.
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 14/5/2014: Honda duo Conor Cummins and John McGuinness join in the fun of the paddock open day with two stilt walker at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
John McGuinness Honda. Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200 Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
Alastair Seeley ahead of Gary Johnston and Guy Martin North West 200 First Practice Session Ballysally Roundabout Supersport Date: 13th May 2014
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/5/2014: The scene of the crash by Franck Petricola at Primrose corner during practice at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 14/5/2014: Milwaukee Yamaha's Ian Hutchinson has vowed that he will race in today's Supersport and Superstock races at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today in spite of the hand injury he sustained in a crash during Tuesday's practice session. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 14/5/2014: He is usually undaunted by travelling around the North West 200 course at over 200mph but 6 times NW winner, John McGuinness, seemed a little overawed by the task of being a judge at the Miss North West 200 competition this week. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
Keith Amor and Jeremy McWilliams. Vauxhall International 2014 North Picture - Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
PACEMAKER BELFAST Ü18/05/2013 Maria Costello during todays North West 200 road races in Co Antrim. Photography Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Press 15/5/2010 John McGuinness celebrates his win in the superbike race with partney Becky during todays North West 200 International races in Northern Ireland. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Josh Brookes Milwaukee yamaha.
John McGuinness (Valvoline Racing/Padgetts) in the Supersport class through Dhu Varren during Tuesday's practice for the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Ryan Farquhar.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Jeremy McWilliams and Keith Amor.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Ryan Farquhar.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Guy Martin tyco suzuki.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Alastair Seeley Mar-Train Racing.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. John Mcguinness Honda.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Fermanagh's Lee Johnston talks with his team after finishing the first day of practice at the NW200.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Maria Costello MBE.
Michael Dunlop (MD Racing BMW) through Dhu Varren during Superstock practice during the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Michael Dunlop (BMW Motorrad) in the Superbike class through Black Hill during Tuesday's practice for the Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Guy Martin Tyco.
Vauxhall International 2014 North West 200. Tuesday practice. Guy Martin Tyco.
Michael Rutter (Bathams Prizewinning Ales) in action during today's first practice session for this years Vauxhall International NW200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
James Hillier (Quattro Plant/muc-off Kawasaki) crashes at Ballysally during today's first practice session for this years Vauxhall International NW200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Schedule for North West 200

Roads will close on Tuesday, May 13 at 9.15 am with five practice sessions scheduled before re-opening at 2.45pm.

Each session will last 45 minutes and first on to the road will be the Newcomers at 9.45am, followed by Supersport, Superbike, Supertwin and finally Superstock machines at 1.30pm.

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Roads will again close at 9.15 am on Thursday, May 15 with the four practice sessions lasting 5 minutes longer than Tuesday’s, beginning with the 650cc Supertwins at 10 am. Superstock and Supersport machines will follow before the all important final Superbike session brings the two days of practice to an end at 2.15 pm.

Thursday evening will see the beginning of competitive action at the 2014 North West with roads closing at 5.15pm and the flag dropping on the opening Ballymoney Borough Council Supersport event at 6pm. The Vauxhall Supertwin race will follow an hour later and the evening’s proceedings will be drawn to a close at 8pm with the Superstock race sponsored by newcomer, Pirtek.  Roads are scheduled to re-open at 9pm.

Roads will close on the morning of the main race day, Saturday, May 17 at 9.30am and another new North West sponsor, Milwaukee Power Tools, will back the opening Supersport race.  The first of Saturday’s two superbike races is the second race on the day’s programme, supported by Event Serv. Popular Portstewart watering hole, the Anchor Bar and Restaurant Complex, will sponsor the Supertwin event and another local company, CP Hire, will continue their long term backing of the Superstock race. The feature race of the day, the Vauxhall North West 200 Superbike race, will bring the curtain down on the 2014 races.

Competitors should also note that there are important changes to the scrutineering schedule for 2014, with each class being allocated a specific time for machine inspection on all three days of action.

NW200 top practice times

Superbike

Michael Dunlop (BMW Motorrad) 122.275

Michael Rutter (BMW - Bathams) 121.834

Alastair Seeley (Mar-Train Racing Kawasaki) 121.606

Supersport

Alastair Seeley (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) 117.16mph

Michael Rutter (Smiths Triumph) 116.88

Lee Johnston (East Coast/Pirtek Honda) 116.59

Supertwins

Lee Johnston (ECC Kawasaki) 107.85

Keith Amor (KMR Kawasaki) 107.35

Ivan Lintin (McKinstry Kawasaki) 107.25

Superstock

Michael Dunlop (BMW - MD Racing) 120.09

Alastair Seeley (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) 120.03

Michael Rutter (BMW - Bathams) 119.78

And there are plenty of things to do off-road

Tuesday 13th

9am-5pm Up to Speed – NW200 Exhibition, Ballymoney Museum. Admission free.

9am-6pm BikeSafe NI Free rider assessment at the start area

9.15am-2.45pm ROADS CLOSE FOR OFFICIAL PRACTICE

10am-10pm Vintage & Classic Bike Display Portstewart Town Hall. Admission £3, OAP £1.50, no charge for children accompanied by adult.

8pm Miss North West 200 Contest, Hospitality Marquee, sponsored by Morelli’s of Portstewart and hosted by Brian Moore & Adrian Logan. Followed by The Untouchables. Admission £5.

Wednesday 14th May

9am-5pm Up to Speed – NW200 Exhibition, Ballymoney Museum. Admission free.

9am-4pm Celebrity Golf Fourball, Royal Portrush Golf Club (Valley Course)

10am-6pm BikeSafe NI Free rider assessment at the start area

10am-10pm Vintage & Classic Bike Display see Tuesday

12noon-5pm Family Entertainment in the paddock

4pm-6pm Paddock Walkabout. £5 admission

6.30pm-8pm Family Motor Fest, a free spectacular at East Strand , Portrush

    The Adrenaline Tour – High ramp FMX and quads • Family entertainment

    Chesca Miles – UK’s top female stunt rider • Mini moto racing

7.30pm NW200 Chat Show at the Hospitality Marquee with Adrian Logan followed by Chrissy & the Crew

8.00pm Nathan Carter live outdoor concert at Ramore Recreation Grounds, Portrush

Thursday 15th May

9am-5pm Up to Speed – NW200 Exhibition, Ballymoney Museum. Admission free.

9.15am-2.45pm ROADS CLOSE FOR OFFICIAL PRACTICE

9am-9pm BikeSafe NI Free rider assessment at the start area

10am-10pm Vintage & Classic Bike Display Portstewart Town Hall. Admission £3, OAP £1.50, no charge for children accompanied by adult.

5.15pm-9pm ROADS CLOSE FOR RACING (Supersport, Supertwin, Superstock)

9pm-ate The Clubsound Show at the Hospitality Marquee

Friday 16th May

9am-4.30pm Up to Speed – NW200 Exhibition, Ballymoney Museum. Admission free.

10am-6pm BikeSafe NI Free rider assessment at the start area

10.30am-12noon Chesca Miles stunt rider show at the finish line

10am-3pm Vintage & Classic Bike Display see Tuesday

12noon-5pm Family Entertainment in the paddock

1pm-3pm Meet the Riders, Coleraine Town Centre. Interviews, autographs and photos

4pm NW Vintage Motorcycle Club Display at Paddock (Cavalcade leaving at 7pm) Music by Harpur’s Hill Steel Band

8pm-late Dave Taylor & the Soulshakers at the hospitality marquee

8.30pm Matchstick Men - Free outdoor concert at the Crescent, Portstewart. (Status Quo tribute)

10.30pm Huge fi reworks display at the Crescent, Portstewart

Saturday 17th May

9am-5pm Up to Speed – NW200 Exhibition, Ballymoney Museum. Admission free.

9am-6pm BikeSafe NI at the start area

9.30am-7pm ROADS CLOSED (RACING FROM 10.30AM)

7pm-late NW200 Wrap Party with Klass at the hospitality marquee

Sunday 18th May

1pm-5pm Up to Speed – NW200 Exhibition, Ballymoney Museum. Admission free.

From 11am “Speed Sunday” Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly. Speed trials and displays

Dunlop Memorial Gardens & Ballymoney Museum (7 miles from Coleraine)

The beautiful Dunlop Memorial Gardens commemorate the achievements of the late road racing legends, Joey Dunlop ‘The King of the Roads’ and his brother Robert Dunlop ‘The Mighty Micro’. Open every day; admission free. After a visit walk up Main Street to the Museum.

 

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