Belfast Telegraph

Meet the stars of the North West 200 at the race launch this month

Glenn Irwin and Alastair Seeley will lead the line-up at the 2019 North West 200 launch.
Glenn Irwin and Alastair Seeley will lead the line-up at the 2019 North West 200 launch.

Fancy meeting the stars of the 2019 North West 200?

Fans will have the opportunity to do just that at the race launch on February 28 in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.

This year's race week takes place on May 12-18, culminating in the North West 200 feature race as Glenn Irwin looks to defend the double superbike success he enjoyed last year.

The Carrick man leads the line-up at the launch and will be joined by Alastair Seeley, Dean Harrison, Ian Hutchinson, Jeremy McWilliams, Maria Costello, Adam McLean, Lee Johnston and Richard Cooper. As always, there may be some last-minute additions.

Race fans will also have lots of opportunities to meet their favourite riders for selfies and autographs during the evening, which will be hosted by Claire McCollum and Stephen Watson with racing pundit Liam Beckett adding some experienced insight.

They'll preview the latest instalment of the Irwin v Seeley North West battle, listen to Lee Johnston explaining how he intends to beat his best mate Dean Harrison and hear how North West newcomer Richard Cooper plans to get to grips with the famous Triangle circuit.

Although entry to the event is free, it is strictly by ticket only. Click here for details of how to apply for your tickets.

For anyone who cannot make the Lodge Hotel event there will be a second chance to catch all the North West 200 news at the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter show at the RDS, Dublin the following day, Friday, March 1.

In a new departure for the North coast races, the Dublin event will host a special North West 200 day with the full line-up of race stars travelling south after the Coleraine event to spread the word about the North coast races. The show will open at 2pm with the riders appearing on stage throughout the day until 8pm.

Belfast Telegraph Digital


From Belfast Telegraph