NW200 dates released

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The race dates for the 2014 Vauxhall International North West 200 have been released.

The main race day for the North coast event will be Saturday, May 17 following practice sessions on Tuesday (May 13) and Thursday (may 15). Three races will also be run on Thursday evening.

This sees the North West slot in between the Oulton Park BSB round on May 5th and the start of the Isle of Man TT on May 24th.

“We are really looking forward to the 85th anniversary of our great race and I am delighted to announce that Vauxhall Motors will once again be on board as title sponsors for 2014.” Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE said.

2014 will be the car giant’s second year as the leading backer of the North coast race.

“We are proud to be back for another year and we are looking forward to working with Mervyn and his team to ensure a great day’s racing on May 17.” Vauxhall’s Operations Manager, Gordon Hannen said.

Vauxhall’s support will begin by hosting a stand for the race at Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham from November 23 until December 1. Two tickets can be won in a free prize draw on www.vauxhallnorthwest200.co.uk which will be drawn on November 8.