NW200: Jeremy McWilliams coming back for more in 2016

Jeremy McWilliams will bid to make it a hat-trick of Supertwin victories at this year's Vauxhall International North West 200.

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 8:27 pm
Jeremy McWilliams will return to the North West 200 to compete in the Supertwins class in 2016.

The former Grand Prix star will team up with Ryan Farquhar’s SGS International KMR Kawasaki outfit for the two 650cc races at the Triangle meeting, which takes place from May 10-14.

McWilliams edged a thrilling race two last year from Farquhar to complete a brilliant KMR one-two after the Dungannon racer – who will ride the Tyco BMW Superbike at this year’s Isle of Man TT – had scored another big international win in the opener.

“No race meeting comes close to the North West for atmosphere and I have enjoyed it so much,” said the 51-year-old, who made his roads debut in 2012 at the North Coast meeting.

“Everything is sorted with Ryan and we are ready to go again. Ryan and I have become good friends off the track but come the weekend, when you are racing with your friend, everything is different.

“Ryan puts everything into preparing the bikes and they were dead even last year. That is why it was a race to remember.

“The first time I’ll ride the race bike will be in Tuesday practice at the North West but I’ll be hoping that it still feels like my bike and I’m able to get up to speed quickly.”

The 2016 launch of the North West 200 will be held at Titanic Belfast next Wednesday, where fans will have the chance to meet a host of top riders.