2017 Classic TT : Tuesday 29th August 2017 : Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT Results :

Congratulations to Dean Harrison who took the win on the Classic TT Superbike Race, second place and the fastest lap going to Bruce Anstey and the podium was completed by third place Horst Saiger.

See below for official race timings and speeds.

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Saturday 13th May 2017 Race Results – SPOILER ALERT!

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Glen Irwin on the Be Wiser Ducati takes the 2017 Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race in an outstanding feature race!
Glen Irwin on the Be Wiser Ducati takes the 2017 Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race in an outstanding feature race!

With five races scheduled for the Saturday event the usual happened and the weather closed in.  After 2 glorious weeks that covered Northern Ireland in sunshine by the time Saturday Race Day had arrived so too had the rain.  That meant delays… by well after lunch time only one race had been run and the question was will just one more race be even possible?

Well it was, the weather broke just enough to get a full schedule completed and WOW what a Race Day it was!  Every race was outstanding, there was only one red flag and that was for rain and safety reasons rather than crashes or injuries.  William Dunlop found himself back on the podium again after an outstanding run on the Supertwin machine, then a few moments of drama when rain closed in on a race and the riders wanted the race stopped raised the temperature of the event.  Tempers rose to the point of breaking – all of which accumulated itself in the feature race – The 2017 Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race.  It was one of the great spectacles this event has had in years and talking about it isn’t enough, you have to watch it and see the ride that Glen Irwin put in on his Ducati, breath taking doesn’t cover it!  Irwin wanted it, Seeley wanted it, Hutchy wanted it, Rutter wanted it.  They all wanted it so badly – Hutchy was riding his bike more like a Subaru WRC powersliding it round the place, Seeley almost ended up sliding down the road after cutting a bit of the roadside grass for The Causeway Coast Council, and Glen Irwin was poetic coming out of every corner.  It was a truly outstanding race.

Make sure you catch the highlight shows on the BBC – I have no idea how they could cut that race down to ‘highlights’ the whole race was a highlight!

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2017 NW200 Saturday Racing… Entry Lists :

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Internation North West 200 2017

Entry lists can be difficult to find so if you are not in a position to buy a program let me help you out.

(However if you are in a position to buy a program, go and buy one!  Supporting the sport is what will keep it alive and to keep alive it needs money.  Buying a program is how we can all do that, so get out there and get your program bought!)

North West 200 Saturday Live Stream

Good luck and a safe event to all competitiors, spectators, officials. Everyone.

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Internation North West 200 2017

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Thursday 11th May 2017 Race Results

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International North West 200 2017

Thursday Night traditionally brings 3 races to open the events actual racing.  It is a pleasure to say this year the Thursday Night passed without incident, all 3 races getting off on time, to their full duration and a cracking evenings racing, marred only by the crash involving John McGuinnes earlier in the days Superbike Session.

Here are the results of the first three races of the 2017 International North West 200!

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International North West 200 2017

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Thursday 11th May 2017 Qualifying / Practice Results

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International North West 200 2017

Another glorious day at the North Coast and another early morning into afternoon qualifying session, then it all got underway with the Thursday night Race Session.

So without further a do here is how the qualifying went :

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Tuesday 9th May 2017 Qualifying / Practice Results

A gorgeous sun drenched North Coast of Northern Ireland set the scene for the first Practice / Qualifying Session of the 2017 International North West 200. 

This is why we love the North Coast – when it’s good it’s so good! 

Northern Ireland's North Coast gets fired up for the 2017 Tuesday Practice Session
Northern Ireland’s North Coast gets fired up for the 2017 Tuesday Practice Session

The sun was out and just after 10am the riders came out and entertained us for the next 5 hours or so. 

Here is a quick run down of the results from each of the sessions. 

(I have plenty of pics to sort out too, but first things first, here is how things are playing out leading up to Thursday’s session). 

SUPERBIKES :

1. Alastair Seeley (Tyco BMW) 4m 25.1s 121.811mph 

2. Michael Rutter (Bathams/SMT BMW (4m 26.670s 121.093mph 

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16/05/2015 NW200 Saturday Race Day

NW200 16/05/2015 Saturday Racing

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!

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The Relentless North West 200 – Portrush 17 – 19 May 2012 Galleries.

Get 'er Lit!

I know I have been promising these for quite some time, and if you have been contacting me in relation to when they were going up please accept my apologies for the delay.

It just took a little longer than I was expecting to get the time to trim them down and make sure the best photos made it.  I had well over 700 to sort through, and I hope I have brought you the best of them!

The only gripe I have, which to be honest about I am reasonably devastated over is that there was a horribly placed fence just in front of me that played havoc with getting the wheels of the bikes in the shots.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get any higher to try and cut over it, and I didn’t want to move, as my position at this chicane was far too good to let go.

The other thing I thought was that the decals and livery of the bikes were just too nice for me to not put up the photos due to the fact that the fence interfered with the wheels a little.  So I am aware that the fence is not ideal in the photos, but I also felt you should get a good look at the bikes regardless.

Also this was my first attempt at motion photography, and I have to say I really enjoyed trying a few different techniques.  I still am learning and motorsport photography is definitely something I will be working at in the future, so expect some more.

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