The Vauxhall International 2016 North West 200 is Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event, attracting crowds in excess of 100,000 as well as the biggest names in the sport including Michael Rutter, Guy Martin, Alastair Seeley and Michael and William Dunlop. Taking place annually in May, the Vauxhall International 2016 North West 200 circuit runs between the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine — an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to the world famous Giant’s Causeway.
Northern Ireland is the home of motorcycle racing on closed public roads and every May the beautiful Causeway Coast plays host to one of the sport’s most spectacular events.
The Vauxhall International North West 200 attracts the finest line-up of road racers of any race on the planet, drawing thousands of visitors to the superfast 8.9 mile circuit that links the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine. Hitting top speeds of over 200mph, racers like Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and John McGuiness thrill 85,000 fans who come to enjoy the weeklong festival of speed on roads that locals normally use to make their way to work to every other day of the week.
The North West 200 has become a mecca for motorcycle fans, offering everyone the opportunity to explore the history of road racing alongside enjoying the high speed thrills of a week of racing action on Thursday evening and Saturday. The North West 200 is a must see event for everyone, confirmed petrol heads and new recruits alike!
There will also be a host of supporting events throughout the Race Week Festival including…a Vintage and Classic Bike run, a Vintage and Classic Car run, amazing fireworks display. Meet the Riders event, Paddock Walkabouts, live music in the hospitality marquee and a free Outdoor Concert, all set against the stunning Causeway Coastline.
You can be guaranteed the warmest welcome as you experience world class road racing whilst being part of the theatre and drama of the 2016 Vauxhall International North West 200.
The North west 200 is set against the stunning backdrop of the Causeway Coast where there is something for everyone to do including the Giant’s Causeway. The Carrick-a-rede-rope bridge and Dunluce Castle. Add to this the many set locations where the Game of thrones series filmed and the miles of beautiful beaches there is plenty to enjoy.
The festival timetable is below, or for full information, booking services and tickets you can visit the official website www.northwest200.org.
Organisers now have the ability to move a practice or race day, either one day forward or one day back. Any amendment to the race week schedule will be advised to the public via website, press, TV, social media as well as signage erected around the NW200 course. Those attending all race week events are advised to keep up to date with any changes announced.