Motorcycle road racing will return to the north coast of Northern Ireland in 2022 with the North West 200 Race Week Festival from May 8-14.
The world’s greatest road racers will renew their knowledge of the famous 8.9-mile Triangle road circuit that connects the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine after a forced two-year absence caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It will also be the first international road race to take place since the action of all major world events came to a screeching halt in March 2020.
“Although the pandemic has brought racing to a standstill for the past two seasons, the Coleraine and District Motor Club management team have worked hard to ensure that the structures and support that underpin the North West 200 remain in place. for the day we would be able to make this announcement. Club president Stanley Murray said.
The North Coast Road Racing Festival also received a major boost with fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils, the event’s title sponsors in 2019, maintaining their engagement.
“We are delighted to have retained the support of our loyal title sponsors. Murray said.
“Having the support of fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils, two of the province’s leading companies, gives us confidence as we plan for the return of one of Northern Ireland’s top sporting attractions. “
“We are delighted to be the title sponsors of the International North West 200 once again,” said William McCausland of fonaCAB.
“After two difficult years for the sport and the event, it’s fantastic to see him back on the road racing calendar and we look forward to an even bigger and more exciting week of racing in May 2022. Our Sponsorship Continues our long association with the North West and remains committed to giving back to our customers and our communities by supporting motorcycling and sport at all levels in Northern Ireland. En route to a fantastic event in 2022! “
“It’s fantastic to host the return of Northern Ireland’s biggest outdoor sporting event, the NW200.” said Gary Nicholl of Nicholl Oils.
“The Nicholl family and the entire Nicholl Oils team are thrilled to continue to be one of the title sponsors of the premier road racing event. It has gone on for two long years without any motorcycle racing in the Northwest and Nicholl Oils looks forward to May 2022 and welcomes all the teams, riders and fans to the beautiful Giant’s Causeway coast. The NW200 organizing team worked tirelessly to ensure the return of the race and the positive impact that the Race Week festival will have on our local economy. They overcame obstacles that could have resulted in the demise of this famous race and they fully deserve the support of us as sponsors, our local council and our fans.
The return of the event will give a huge boost to Northern Ireland’s economy after two dark summers of foreclosure with the North West 200 festival drawing a global TV audience of millions and tens of thousands of visitors to the north coast every May.