RR » NW200 keen to run Thursday daytime practice

North West 200: We believe altering the time of the traditional Thursday practice session will dramatically improve overall safety at the event.

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Brian Sadlier

February 17, 2010 9:27 AM

Beltran echoed those thoughts: "This is great news for the Relentless International North West 200 in association with Black Horse. Moving practice to during the day will give the competitors more time on the track and it's an important step forward for the event."

Thats a bit of a mouthful for a quote....are you sure he said those exact words?! Or had he missed off the "This is great news for the Relentless International North West 200 in association with Black Horse" bit???? :?

Juan Kerr - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 12:52 PM

Must agree, the daytime practice will be a godsend.
Every one out there is a fan of real roadracing and they want to get a close up of the teams. Which is great, but trying to move expensive machinery around a busy paddock with such a tight practice window can be a nightmare. So the daytime option with 10 or 15 mins between sessions would be great.
For those who have been to BSB think its busy there. You need to go to the NW200 its wall to wall. :)

dave - Unregistered

February 20, 2010 1:21 PM

The NW200 needs to do sometimes to get the punters back. The last two meetings have been a disaster and it is becoming a bit of a rip off in terms of programme prices etc.

The UGP and many of the national races are vastly superior events to attend.

I love road racing - much prefer it to WSB or MGP. But the NW200 is probably one of my least favourite events becuse of the way it has been ran recently and the social hangers on who now seem to litter the place on race day.

Patrick - Unregistered

February 21, 2010 6:00 PM

Harsh words there, dave. But absolutely correct. The UGP this year was better than all the NW200 races I can remember. And the sub-letting of key facilities and services, such as camping, threatens to turn the event into a corporate-cow.

It's more like a police recruitment and car advertising event sometimes.

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