Belfast Telegraph will send North West message to world
Read all about it... the Relentless North West 200 has struck up a powerful new print media partnership with the Belfast Telegraph.
Northern Ireland's No1 daily newspaper for bikes and bikers will back the event's paddock-based Media Centre throughout Race Week from May 10-15.
Stories and pictures will be transmitted around the world from the hi-tech communications centre, right on the start-finish vantage point.
The best of these will appear in these pages as our top team of writers and photographers bring you all the news, action, drama and human interest stories from biggest and best attended event in Irish sport.
Group Sports Editor Jim Gracey heads up the team that includes expert bike writers Paul Lindsay, Jimmy Walker, Harold Crooks and Roy Harris, backed up by the brilliant Press Eye photographic agency.
When bikers have a story to tell, they always talk to our top team.
You can follow the exploits of Superbike superstars like Steve Plater and Michael Rutter, right down to the local privateers all the way through the countdown to Race Week, the Tuesday and Thursday practices and Race Day itself in the Belfast Telegraph.
At last night’s BBC Blackstaff studios NW press conference, Race Director Mervyn Whyte said: “We’re thrilled that the Belfast Telegraph will lend its name to our high profile Media Centre and support the event as print media partner and would like to thank Group Sports Editor Jim Gracey and his team for their excellent in paper support.”
Jim Gracey replied: “The Belfast Telegraph recognises the North West's immense value to the local economy, its importance in putting Northern Ireland on the world sporting map and, of course, the massive interest it generates among our readers.
“Motorcycle racing is one of the traditional bedrocks in our daily sporting coverage and we are delighted to now officially come on board as the event's media print partner.
“We look forward to being No1 on the grid for North West stories and pictures all the way through to the big day on May 15.”