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New programme for NW200

No 250cc event on the North West 200 schedule for 2010, with a six-race programme revealed by event organisers
North West 200 organisers Coleraine & District Motor Club Ltd have announced a six-race programme for the 2010 running of the event following the removal of the 250cc category.

Following the move, the NW200 will comprise of a 125cc and Superstock race as well as two 600cc Supersport events and a brace of Superbike races.

“Having considered this option for the past couple of years we now believe the time is right to discontinue the 250cc category,” race director Mervyn Whyte said. “Two stroke bikes no longer feature in Grand Prix or British Superbike race programmes and as a result manufacturers have reduced the number of models and ranges produced each year.”

“We therefore don't have the same number of teams nor individual competitors wanting to enter this particular class and having taken all these factors into consideration, felt it was appropriate to promote a strong six race event in 2010.”

The NW200 management team have also proposed significant changes to the Thursday practice session.

“In response to competitor and team feedback, the Coleraine Club is examining opportunities to hold our traditional Thursday Practice Race during the day as opposed to later in the evening,” Whyte continued. “We would anticipate roads closing on Thursday morning at 9.30am and re-opening at 3pm and believe it would cause less disruption to residents and the business community as well as providing important additional machine set up and practice time for riders and in particular event newcomers.”


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clubracer - Unregistered

December 10, 2009 5:13 PM

Way to piss off the local racers even more 1st the 400s and supertwins now they axe the 250s. Its a joke of a race meeting anyway takes so long, i mean whats the sense of a warm up lap where at the end of it they pull up stick the tyre warmers on again for 15 mins then they head straight into the race!!



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