Vauxhall to add extra Oomph to 2016 North West 200

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 6/1/2016:sponsorship of the International North West 200 in 2016 at the Giant's Causeway today are top road race stars Ian Hutchinson and Alastair Seeley with Vauxhall's Northern Ireland's Regional Operations Manager, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan and NW200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE.'PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 6/1/2016:sponsorship of the International North West 200 in 2016 at the Giant's Causeway today are top road race stars Ian Hutchinson and Alastair Seeley with Vauxhall's Northern Ireland's Regional Operations Manager, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan and NW200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE.'PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

As well as returning as the main sponsor for this year’s International North West 200, Vauxhall plan to add extra Oomph as their Vauxhall Regional Operations Manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man Regional Gordon Hannen explained.

“Alongside financial support and substantial course branding, our sponsorship includes the use of over 50 vehicles for officials including our New 2016 Astra, Astra GTC, Cascada, Mokka, Insignia and the very special course car, the mighty 6.2 litre engine VXR8 supercar.” said Gordon.

“Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles will also feature heavily in the support package including the New Vivaro, Movano & Combo which will be used in the construction of the 8.9 mile North West 200 Triangle circuit.” 

“We are also especially excited to announce that we will also be bringing along our VXR race transporter this year, as seen previously at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.” Hannen added.

“This will be placed in the paddock, providing seating for up to 300 people with free tea and coffee for current Vauxhall drivers. All other visitors will be asked to make a small donation with all the proceeds being split equally between the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance appeal and the Marie Curie Cancer Hospice in Northern Ireland.”