16/05/2015 NW200 Saturday Race Day

After a great Thursday night racing and the weather being exceptionally kind, Saturday rolled up. When I left the house it was glorious! So sunny it was almost hazy. I had to stop half way there to put my waterproofs on as it looked like it was going to chuck it down, and by the time I arrived although it hadn’t rained it looked like it was going to, big time! It was dark and there was some proper big ass black clouds floating menacingly over head. It did not take long for them to burst! And so began the theme for the day, sunny, windy, cloudy, raining, heavy ass raining, sunny, warm, windy, cloudy… and repeat!

The first race of the day had to be cancelled after a couple of restarts but from about 1.30 -2.00PM we did get some more continuous according to plan racing, it even looked like, for a short while, that the road closure contingencies would be used to get the final race in however as the winds had picked up again the riders and management decided against that.

So all in all it was a great days racing and thankfully, ultimately no one was fatally injured. A rider was critically injured as was a spectator when a bike left the track and hit her in a garden, a tragic freak accident, however thankfully and mercifully all involved and injured people are now well on the mend, and all are expected to make a full recovery.

See you next year! Onto the TT!

Results :

You can find the full race timing and results facts and figures here : http://www.northwest200.org/results-timings/

Race 1 : Cancelled Due to Incidents

Race 2 : BetMcLean SuperSport Race

Race 2 NW200 2015 BetMcLean Supersport Race

Race 2 NW200 2015 BetMcLean Supersport Race

Race 3 : Monster Energy SuperBike Race

Race 3 NW200 2015 Monster Energy Superbike Race

Race 3 NW200 2015 Monster Energy Superbike Race

Race 4 : The Anchor Portstweart SuperTwin Race

Race 4 NW200 2015 The Anchor Portstewart Supertwin Race

Race 4 NW200 2015 The Anchor Portstewart Supertwin Race

Race 5 : CP Hire SuperStock Race

Race 5 NW200 2015 CP Hire Superstock Race

Race 5 NW200 2015 CP Hire Superstock Race

Race 6 : Cancelled Due to Weather

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