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Saturday 20 December 2014

North West 200: Race schedule and classes

PACEMAKER BELFAST 19/05/12: Tyco Suzuki rider Guy Martin crashes just before Black Hill during the first Supersport race at today's North West 200
Giant Ride Out...Motorcyclists make their way off Stena Lines Superfast ferry during the Giant Ride Out in aid of Action Medical Reseach. Top motorbike road racers Jeremy McWilliams and Josh Brookes kick started the Giant Ride Out, as they led the cavalcade of bikers off the ferry in Belfast.The Giant Ride Out saw the motorbike riders travelling on the Stena Line Superfast ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast and onto The Paddock at The Relentless International North West 200. The bikers stopped off enroute where they had the chance to break, refuel and chat with Jeremy and Josh ahead of the weekends competition.
Giant Ride Out...Top motorbike road racers Jeremy McWilliams and Josh Brookes kick start the Giant Ride Out, in aid of Action Medical Research, as they lead a cavalcade of bikers off the Stena Line Superfast ferry in Belfast.The Giant Ride Out saw the motorbike riders travelling on the Stena Line Superfast ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast and onto The Paddock at The Relentless International North West 200. The bikers stopped off enroute where they had the chance to break, refuel and chat with Jeremy and Josh ahead of the weekends competition.
Giant Ride Out...TV Personality and Patron of Action Medical Research Pamela Ballantine and Stena Lines Head of PR and Communications Diane Poole OBE kick start the Giant Ride Out, along with top motorbike road racers Jeremy McWilliams and Josh Brookes.The Giant Ride Out saw a cavalcade of riders travelling on the Stena Line Superfast ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast and onto The Paddock at The Relentless International North West 200. The bikers stopped off enroute where they had the chance to break, refuel and chat with Jeremy and Josh ahead of the weekends competition.
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia 20 May 2012....The Harron Family Niall, Donna, Jordan,and Zoe lay floral tributes where Mark Buckley from Loch Lomond in Scotland lost his life during the North West 200 on Saturday. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia 20 May 2012....Jordan,Harron reflects on the life of Mark Buckley from Loch Lomond in Scotland lost his life during the North West 200 on Saturday. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia 20 May 2012.... Zoe Harron lays floral tributes where Mark Buckley from Loch Lomond in Scotland lost his life during the North West 200 on Saturday. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia 20 May 2012....tributesand messages of smypathy where Mark Buckley from Loch Lomond in Scotland lost his life during the North West 200 on Saturday. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
Relentless International North West 200. May 2012
Relentless International North West 200.Vauxhall Supertwin race.Race winner Ryan Farquhar celebrates his win.
Relentless International North West 200.Vauxhall Supertwin race.Race winner Ryan Farquhar celebrates his win with team mates Michael Rutter and Jeremy McWilliams.
Relentless International North West 200.Livewire AV Superstock race.Race winner Alastair Seeley.
Relentless International North West 200.Vauxhall Supertwin race.Race winner Ryan Farquhar celebrates his win.
Relentless International North West 200.Livewire AV Superstock race.Race winner Alastair Seeley.
Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Brookes pictured at the Relentless International North West 200.
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A last minute chat about race tactics between school pals Chad McLaughlin and Joe Lynas from Stranocum, both aged 5, at the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: MSS Bathams Kawasaki rider Chris Martin runs off the road at Black Hill and crashes during today's practice session for the RelentlesS North West 200.PICTURE BY JOHN TENNANT
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: MSS Bathams Kawasaki rider Chris Martin runs off the road at Black Hill and crashes during today's practice session for the RelentlesS North West 200.PICTURE BY JOHN TENNANT
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: MSS Bathams Kawasaki rider Chris Martin runs off the road at Black Hill and crashes during today's practice session for the RelentlesS North West 200.PICTURE BY JOHN TENNANT
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: MSS Bathams Kawasaki rider Chris Martin runs off the road at Black Hill and crashes during today's practice session for the RelentlesS North West 200.PICTURE BY JOHN TENNANT
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: MSS Bathams Kawasaki rider Chris Martin runs off the road at Black Hill and crashes during today's practice session for the RelentlesS North West 200.PICTURE BY JOHN TENNANT
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. John McGuinness on the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Ryan Farguhar on the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Supertwins Race. First Minister Peter Robinson presents winner Ryan Farguhar with his trophy with Jeremy McWilliams(left) second and Michael Rutter(right) third.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -17th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200.Livewire AV Superstock race.Simon Andrews.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -17th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200.Vauxhall Supertwin race.First Minister Peter Robinson chats with Supertwin rider Jeremy McWilliams and North West Technical Director Mervyn Whyte pictured before the start of the Vauxhall supertiwn race.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -17th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200.Vauxhall Supertwin race.Race winner Ryan Farquhar celebrates his win.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -15th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200 Tuesday practice gets under way to start the week of racing around the triangle. Alastair Seeley.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Supertwins Race. Winner Ryan Farguhar pictured with daughter Mya.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Ryan Farguhar on the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Ryan Farguhar on the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. John McGuinness on the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Alastair Seeley on the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. General views of the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Ian Hutchinson.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. John McGuinness on the grid.
Northern Ireland- 17th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Relentless International 2012 North West 200. Alastair Seeley on the grid.
Molly Robinson age 5 from Antrim and Chad McLaughlin also age 5 from Ballymoney in action at the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
Nine years old Luke Clements in the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
A last minute chat about race tactics between school pals Chad McLaughlin and Joe Lynas from Stranocum, both aged 5, at the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
17/5/2012. PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Ian Hutchinson during todays Superstock class North West 200 practice session. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
17/5/2012. PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Michael Dunlop during todays Superstock class North West 200 practice session. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
17/5/2012. PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Michael Dunlop during todays Superstock class North West 200 practice session. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White/PresseyeRelentless International North West 200Thursday Practice Date: 17th May 2012Caption: Alastair Seeley (34), Superstock
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White/PresseyeRelentless International North West 200Superstock RaceDate: 17th May 2012Caption: Paul Shoesmith
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White/PresseyeRelentless International North West 200Supertwins RaceDate: 17th May 2012Caption: James Hillier leading Michael Rutter
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -15th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200 Tuesday practice gets under way to start the week of racing around the triangle. Jeremy McWilliams and his Wife Jill.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -17th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200.Vauxhall Supertwin race.Race winner Ryan Farquhar celebrates his win.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -17th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200.Vauxhall Supertwin race.Race winner Ryan Farquhar celebrates his win with team mates Michael Rutter and Jeremy McWilliams.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland -17th May 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comRelentless International North West 200.Livewire AV Superstock race.
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: Four men on the podium! Alastair Seeley was the winner of the Superstock race at the Relentless North West 200 this evening and Lee Johnston (left) was runner up but there was a mix up for third when Italian Stefano Bonetti was declared third before it was realised that Cameron Donald had clinched the final spot. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: First Minister Peter Robinson shares a joke with former North West legend Steve Plater at the Relentless North West 200 tonight.PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: Superstock race winner Alastair Seeley (Tyco Suzuki) on his way to victory at the Relentless North West 200 today.PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: Where have they all gone? Jeremy McWilliams (KMR Kawasaki) looks back to see who is behind him as he blasts his way to second spot in his first ever road race in the Supertwins race at the Relentless North West 200 this evening.PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2012: Ryan Farquhar celebrates winning the Supertwins race at the Relentless North West 200 this evening.PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
Reving up for the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
Ciaran Tottan arrives for the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
Last minute advice for 5 years old Chad McLaughlin from Ballymoney before the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
Ian Johnston holds the lead in the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
A young rider makes his way to the start line for the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
Braving the weather at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line
Ian Johnston, Ciaran Tottan and Phil Logan in the Mini Moto Demo at the North West 200 International Road Race family motor fest in Portrush Co-Antrim. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © please by-line

CLASSES IN NORTH WEST 200SUPERSTOCK RACE

AS the name Superstock suggests, this class is for ‘stock’ road-going production motorcycles which feature only minor modifications, including the removal of all stock road equipment such as lights and mirrors. The rear shock can be replaced and front fork internals can be modified. The exhaust system can be replaced and the fitment of a power commander is also allowed.

Despite the Superstock bikes being very close to standard, a 1000cc machine still produces in excess of 180bhp and can lap most circuits only a few seconds off full Superbike specification machines.

The class is a breeding ground for up and coming racing talent and provides riders with a great chance to showcase their talent without spending big money.

Past winners have included Alastair Seeley, Bruce Anstey and Keith Amor.

SUPERBIKE RACE

SUPERBIKES competing in this class are race machines developed from production road-going, litre-class sportsbikes of between 1000-1200cc. Stripped of lights and road-bodywork, the machines are lightened significantly and fitted with up-rated suspension, chassis, engine parts and full race exhaust systems.

The result is a machine that produces in excess of 200bhp and is capable of speeds of 200mph.

In 2012 Martin Jessop was clocked

through the speed trap at 208mph, the current record.

The NW200 features two Superbike races on race day and these races are seen by the fans as the main events.

Past winners have included Joey and Robert Dunlop, Phillip McCallen, Carl Fogarty and, of course, the likes of Michael Rutter and John McGuinness.|SUPERTWIN RACE

SUPERTWINS are four stroke twin cylinder machines originally sold for road use with a water cooled engine of up to 650cc. A number of changes and modifications are permitted to the frame, swing arm, suspension, exhaust, brakes etc as deemed in the regulations.

This class was first introduced to the North West at the 2012 event and proved extremely popular as it gained a very strong entry.

The KMR Team proudly claimed the top three positions on the podium, Ryan Farquhar in first, Michael Rutter in second and newcomer Jeremy McWilliams in third.

For 2013, two Supertwin races are scheduled, the first on Thursday evening and second during Saturday race day.

SUPERSPORT RACE

SUPERSPORT class features road-going, production-based ‘showroom look-a-like’ machines, although changes are permitted to exhausts, suspension internals and also tyres.

They are powered by engines over 400cc and up to 600cc four stroke four cylinder: 600cc up to 675cc four stroke, three cylinder with minimum weights of 161kg for all configurations.

This popular class has seen some of the most exciting races ever at the NW200, with past winners Alastair Seeley, Ian Hutchinson and Steve Plater.

 

SCHEDULE

Tuesday

Practice session 1

(Roads close 9.30am to 2.30pm)

Thursday

Practice session

(Roads close 9.30am to 2.30pm)

Racing

(Roads close 5.15pm to 9pm)

Supersport race 1: Sponsored by Ballymoney Borough Council

Supertwin race 2: Vauxhall

Superstock race 3: LiveWire AV Ltd

Saturday

Vauxhall International 2013 Race Day

(Roads close 10am to 6.30pm)

Supersport race 4: McKendry Fabrications fm Ltd

Superbike race 5: EventServ

Supertwin race 6: Anchor Complex, Portstewart

Superstock race 7: CP Hire

NW200 Superbike race 8: Vauxhall

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