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North West sets 90th anniversary Race Week date


Special year: Mervyn Whyte
Special year: Mervyn Whyte

By Jim Gracey

A 'special' 90th anniversary International North West 200 has been promised after next year's Race Week dates were confirmed.

The 2019 event will take place from May 12-18, with the main race day on Saturday.

It will be a landmark year for the Coleraine and District Motor Club organisers, as this will be the 90th anniversary of the North Coast races.

"We are planning some very special events for our birthday celebrations," event director Mervyn Whyte confirmed.

"Over the coming months we will provide more details about how we will be marking the occasion as we once again see the best line-up of any road race in the world on the International North West 200 grid."

The 2018 event was a huge success for Whyte and his team as Carrick ace Glenn Irwin won both Superbike races on the PBM/Be Wiser Ducati in front of sun-kissed crowds.

The event's most successful rider, Alastair Seeley, claimed his 24th victory with a hat-trick of triumphs on the Tyco BMW and EHA Yamahas, and English visitor Peter Hickman also claimed his maiden North West win on the Smith's BMW.

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