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The unfulfilled £800k promise that made mild-mannered Mervyn Whyte blow a gasket

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Main men: Alistair Seeley and Glenn Irwin in the marquee with Mervyn Whyte MBE at the North West 200. Credit: Stephen Davison

Main men: Alistair Seeley and Glenn Irwin in the marquee with Mervyn Whyte MBE at the North West 200. Credit: Stephen Davison

Main men: Alistair Seeley and Glenn Irwin in the marquee with Mervyn Whyte MBE at the North West 200. Credit: Stephen Davison

A more mild-mannered man than Mervyn Whyte you could not hope to meet.

In the 20 years I’ve known him as North West 200 race chief, the man who makes this great event tick, I’ve never seen his hackles raised.


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