RR » NW200: Race chiefs unite in call for key changes

'We sympathise with the North West organisers, as we know all too well how frustrating it is to put all that work in only to see riders and thousands of fans go home dismayed thanks to the weather' - Noel Johnston

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What?: - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 6:44 PM

On one hand, quite heartening reading the article. But, why in-spite of this, could a resolution not be found to race on Sunday?
The various organisations need to sort this for next year onwards, pronto. Thanks to the BBC, the NI RR scene is now exposed to a much wider, eager fan base and is a great appetiser for the IOM TT. Please don't let it go down the plug hole...


May 20, 2013 10:57 PM

The god squad still have alot to say regarding Sunday activities over here. There's no soccer on Sundays for example. For sure you could have a week of weather like that over here, but it was cruel how good the weather was on Friday and to no benefit.
Fair play to those that travelled big distances and the privateer entrants especially. Fingers crossed of the TT, UGP and other road races of th season.

They haven't got the flexibility to change the day they race on as they operate under a Road Closing Order, which dictates exact dates and times, the exact roads are closed.
Making it a weekend event would probably give you the chance of one of the days being ok, but when you are at the behest of the Atlantic coast weather, in May then that might not make it any better.
And then the God squad, as mentioned, are still a force in that part of the country too.
Will sponsors start to leave, or will the spectators go first, that's the question?

frank.. - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 11:29 AM

if the weather is bad for the saturday and good for the sunday and a road closure could be got ..and god squad dont want to race on sundays just go home why should everyboby else have to suffer because of them..

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