2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 Saturday Race Day Gallery (Saturday 19th May 2018)

For the full results of Saturday’s racing (19/05/2018) click here : https://tbni.blog/2018/05/20/2018-vauxhall-international-race-day-results-timings-saturday-19th-may-2018/

After a glorious and incident free Thursday night Saturday Race Day had a lot to live up to!

It did live up to it and then some!

With a reported 120,000 visitors to Northern Ireland’s North Coast the sun came, it was scorching – the crowds came – they were loving it – and the racing came – with the world’s best road racers putting on a show the like the North West hadn’t seen for years.

It was a true spectacle, road racing at its finest and – incident free.  Only one red flag, new comer Nadieh Schoots came off at University and thankfully only suffered a badly bruised leg.

This was exactly what the NW200 needed after a few less that perfect years and was a real testament to everyone involved coupled with a little luck (weather) – but we all need a little luck sometimes!

For the full results of Thursday’s racing (17/05/2018) click here : https://tbni.blog/2018/05/18/2018-vauxhall-international-north-west-thursday-race-night-results-timings-thursday-17th-may-2018/

Check out my full gallery of all the action from Thursday (17/05/2018) evening’s racing here : https://tbni.blog/2018/06/03/2018-vauxhall-international-north-west-thursday-race-night-gallery-thursday-17th-may-2018/

(For info these photos were taken on the Coast Road between Portrush and Portstewart – just up from Tides Restaurant on the opposite side of the road).

Enjoy…

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Joey Thomspon and Ian Hutchinson battling it out in the Supersport Race – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

Glenn Irwin on his way to his second consecutive superbike (the first being the 2017 NW200 Feature Race) – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Alastair Seeley and Dean Harrison pushing along superbikes - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Alastair Seeley and Dean Harrison pushing along superbikes – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Michael Dunlop (before his retirement) engaged in a battle with Conor Cummins on the superbikes – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Martin Jessop, Dan Kneen (before his retirement) and Lee Johnston racing along the Coast Road on their superbikes - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Martin Jessop, Dan Kneen (before his retirement) and Lee Johnston racing along the Coast Road on their superbikes – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea popped over to the 2018 NW200 to have a parade lap and witness first hand the huge support he has from the Northern Irish road racing fraternity - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea popped over to the 2018 NW200 to have a parade lap and witness first hand the huge support he has from the Northern Irish road racing fraternity – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Joey Thompson flying again oh his Paton, getting chased down by Jeremy McWilliams, Adam McLean (before retirement), James Cowton and Martin Jesspo (before retirement) - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Joey Thompson flying again oh his Paton, getting chased down by Jeremy McWilliams, Adam McLean (before retirement), James Cowton and Martin Jesspo (before retirement) – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Dan Kneen, Alastair Seeley and Michael Rutter tearing up the tarmac during the Superstock race – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Alastair Seeley, Michael Rutter, Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman in a tight fight during the superstock race - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Alastair Seeley, Michael Rutter, Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman in a tight fight during the superstock race – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Gary Johnson, Lee Johnston (before retirement) and Conor Cummins engaged on the Coast Road during the Superstock race - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Gary Johnson, Lee Johnston (before retirement) and Conor Cummins engaged on the Coast Road during the Superstock race – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Glen Irwin giving a lesson on riding a superbike around the North Coast Triangle and ultimately taking three superbike race wins in a row - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Glen Irwin giving a lesson on riding a superbike around the North Coast Triangle and ultimately taking three superbike race wins in a row – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Michael Dunlop never giving up and chasing Glen Irwin until the very end - and ending up on the second step of the podium - at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)
Michael Dunlop never giving up and chasing Glen Irwin until the very end – and ending up on the second step of the podium – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

 

Lee Johnston giving the Honda Fireblade SP2 Superbike a good run around the Northern Irish North Coast – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

Enjoy the full gallery…

2018 North West 200 Saturday 19th May 2018 : Race Day Gallery :

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