INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200

Practice Days: Tues 14th May and Thurs 16th May Race Days: Thurs 18th May and Sat 20th May

The International North West 200 road races celebrate their 90th anniversary in 2019. So many great races and racers have graced the closed roads circuit linking the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine since the first event on April 20, 1929.

Originally run as a single race over 200 miles, generations of road racers from Duke to Dunlop, have competed around the famous Triangle.

Nowadays the North West attracts the best line-up of competitors of any road race on the planet as they battle wheel to wheel at over 200mph. 2019 is set to produce even more glorious history as Glenn Irwin, who has won the last three NW200 superbike races, and Alastair Seeley, the event’s most successful rider, renew their fierce rivalry.

The chasing pack, led by Peter Hickman, the world’s fastest road racer, and TT winner Dean Harrison will be also chasing superbike glory along the stunning coast road.

Make sure you are part of that history on May 12-19- it is an experience not to be missed.

NW200 RACE WEEK FESTIVAL

Alongside the accelerating events on the nine mile circuit the 2019 NW200 Race Week Festival features a number of exhibitions, vehicle displays, chat shows, family motor fest, meet the rider’s session, live music, fireworks and much more.

Saturday 11th

9am – 5pm NW200: Ballymoney Museum

New exhibition with motorbikes and other displays. Featuring photographs from the Chronicle archive. Admission free.

10am – 4pm Mini Moto Racing Aghadowey Circuit BT51 4AE. Admission FREE.

1pm – 3pm Family Fun Day Ballymoney Museum Admission FREE.

Sunday 12th

8am & 9am Causeway Cycle Club Air Ambulance Charity Cycle. Sign on at 7am NW200 Paddock.

3.30pm Pre-Race Chaplin Service – Everyone Welcome. Service held in the Paddock Entertainment Marquee.

Monday 13th

3pm – 7pm Car Boot Sale – beside the Inn on the Coast Hotel Set up from 12pm.

4.30pm – 7pm Veteran, Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display at the start area to include cavalcade of course at 7pm.

7.30pm An evening of entertainment in the Paddock Entertainment Marquee. Admission £5.

Tuesday 14th

9.15am – 3pm Roads closed for Official Practice

8pm – late Miss NW200 in association with ACA Models held in the Paddock Entertainment Marquee. Compered by Adrian Logan & Maria Costello. Sponsored by Morelli’s of Portstewart, followed by music with Wayne & The AllStars. Admission £5.

Wednesday 15th

6.30pm – 8.30pm Family Motor Fest, featuring a ‘kick start event’ from MCUI (UC) and free stunt show at The Bowl Portrush.

7.30pm An evening with Jonathan Rea. Compered by Stephen Watson & Adrian Logan. Held in the Paddock Entertainment Marquee. This is a ticketed event with costs £10 per person.

Thursday 16th

9.15am – 3pm Roads closed for Official Practice

5pm – 9pm Roads closed for Racing

9pm – Late Music by Justin McGurk & The Boogie Men in the Paddock Entertainment Marquee. Door admission £5.

Friday 17th

11am – 12.30pm MCUI (UC) Trials Demonstration Start Area

2pm – 4pm Meet The Riders Coleraine Town Centre. Interviews, autographs and photos with the stars of the NW200.

4pm NW Vintage Motorcycle Club Display. Cavalcade leaving 7pm.

7.30pm A ‘Classic’ chat show with NW200 past winners. Door admission £5.

8.30pm Free outdoor concert with Hitlist at the Crescent, Portstewart.

10.30pm

Saturday 18th

9.15am – 9pm Roads closed for Racing

NW200 Wrap Up Party with Guest Band The Moonshines in the Paddock Entertainment Marquee followed by Brian Moore. Free admission.