News: North West 200
May 15, 2015 Laura Caldwell 0 Comments
It’s North West time again (no we’re not talking about Kim and Kanye’s impossibly fashionable spawn) so for those of you with your fingers crossed for the rain to hold off and for everyone to stay safe on their bikes this weekend, here’s all you need to know about this year’s North West 200:
|Thursday 14th||5:15pm – 9:00pm|
|Saturday 16th||9:30am – 7:00pm|
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR 2015 ROAD CLOSING
In exceptional circumstances the following changes may take place in line with road closing legislation from 2014. The organisers of the NW200 may in these exceptional circumstances, move a practice or race day, either one day forward or one day back, giving 24 hours notice to the Department of Regional Development, (DRD). This gives the organisers of the event, Coleraine & District Motor Club Ltd, flexibility to allow for extreme weather conditions which may affect racing or practice sessions.
Should extreme weather be forecasted then the contingency days for the 2015 will be either be Wednesday 13th May or Friday 15th May.
THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF ROAD CLOSING FOR THE 2015 NW200 IS AS FOLLOWS.
|Tuesday 12th||Practice||9:15am – 2:45pm|
|Thursday 14th||Practice||9:15am – 2:45pm|
|Thursday 14th||Racing||5.15pm – 9.00pm|
|Saturday 16th May||Racing||9.30am – 7.00pm|
No change to this schedule will take place unless extreme weather is forecasted to affect any of the days.
Rather than use a full contingency day, organisers may also extend the road closing times on Tuesday 12th and Saturday 16th May as follows.
EXISTING ROAD CLOSING
|Tuesday||9.15am – 2.45pm||5.15pm – 9.00pm|
|Saturday||9.30am – 7.00pm||7.00pm – 9.00pm|
Again these extensions to road closing times will only be used if the forecasted weather is extreme and is likely to severely disrupt practice sessions or racing.
Any amendment or change to the race week schedule will be advised to the public via the Vauxhall International North West 200 website www.vauxhallnorthwest200.co.uk on BBC NI TV & Radio and on the NW200 Facebook and Twitter feeds.
The organisers of the NW200 have in place extensive plans to manage any changes that may be necessary to the existing race week schedule, which includes ensuring that all essential personnel required to run the practice sessions and racing are available. Details of the above contingencies have been posted out to all residents on the course and will be communicated to the wider population of Northern Ireland and all those attending the event.