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HD treatment for North West 200 road races

'We'll have super slo-mo cameras, kerb cams, and on-boards to capture the best coverage of the event for our audience' - Shane Glynn
This year's North West 200 international road races have been given the HD treatment by the BBC.

The famous race in Northern Ireland, now in its 84th year, takes place on Saturday, May 18.

A star-studded line-up of riders including the Honda TT Legends team of John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter, plus Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin, Stuart Easton on the Mar-Train Yamaha, Milwaukee Yamaha duo William Dunlop and Conor Cummins, Cameron Donald (Wilson Craig Honda), Bruce Anstey (Padgetts Honda) and Gearlink Kawasaki's Alastair Seeley will do battle at speeds in excess of 200mph.

BBC Northern Ireland HD will screen two one-hour highlights programmes produced by Greenlight TV capturing all the action.

Shane Glynn, Editor BBC Sport NI, said: “For the first time this year we'll be bringing fans all the thrills and action from the North West 200 in stunning HD.

“We'll have super slo-mo cameras, kerb cams, and on boards to capture the best coverage of the event for our audience.”




Related Pictures

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Alastair Seeley takes to the top step of the 2011 North West 200 Supersport podium
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
Ivan Lintin on the RC Express Kawasaki Supertwin
Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Troopers MV Agusta at the Isle of Man TT
Ben and Tom Birchall at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin on the Smiths Triumph at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness in the TT Zero Challenge race on the Mugen
John McGuinness won the TT Zero Challenge race for Mugen
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT

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