North West 200

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PorkInsider

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5,320 posts

118 months

Monday 9th May
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I couldn't see a thread for this year's NW200 so thought I'd start one for anyone interested.

Looks like a great lineup again and some interesting returning names popping up.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/61255...

Anyone got any thoughts on who's going to be at the sharp end?

For the superbikes I think Hickman, Harrison, Irwin, Brookes or maybe Todd... so expect someone completely different to walk away with it. hehe

Lee Johnston for the super sport maybe? He's going well in BSB SS again.


stupidbutkeen

933 posts

132 months

Monday 9th May
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I will be heading up on Sat for the days racing and hope to finish work early enough on Thurs to get up for the evening racing tbh.

as always will show support to Dunlop but think that he will be hard pushed to win the superbikes this year tbh.

PorkInsider

Original Poster:

5,320 posts

118 months

Monday 9th May
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stupidbutkeen said:
I will be heading up on Sat for the days racing and hope to finish work early enough on Thurs to get up for the evening racing tbh.

as always will show support to Dunlop but think that he will be hard pushed to win the superbikes this year tbh.
I would agree regarding Dunlop.

Would be great to see him go well but I think it's a stretch given that Hawk have only stepped in at the last minute so little time to put a bike together.

snagzie

263 posts

37 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Look forward to watching the lives streams this week whilst WFH as its my last week in my current job biggrin




Edited by snagzie on Tuesday 10th May 10:22

snagzie

263 posts

37 months

rigga

7,550 posts

178 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Currently watching on iplayer on the TV.
Weather apart from breezy, it is coastal, looks perfect.

PaulW100

92 posts

45 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Anyone have any tips on spectating that have been before?

Our group will be travelling via train / public transport only. The trip is as part of a stag do and hiring vehicles for 12 of us was out of this world.

As far as i can see our options are - Train in Coleraine and train in Portrush. Travelling from Derry on Thursday and Saturday
Is it possible to walk to good vantage points from both or either of these locations? I guess the viewing at Portrush end is decent enough?

Can you get further up Cromore road from University corner for flatout viewing?

LukeBrown66

2,225 posts

23 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Nw is oft considered more short circuit than road, it is very fast obviously but a bit scratchy!!

Drumroll

3,077 posts

97 months

Wednesday 11th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
Nw is oft considered more short circuit than road, it is very fast obviously but a bit scratchy!!
By who?

Can't think of any "short circuit" that is almost 9 miles long.

chris4652009

1,500 posts

61 months

Wednesday 11th May
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So good to see the bikes back there. Everything g crossed for decent weather tomorrow and on Saturday

LukeBrown66

2,225 posts

23 months

Wednesday 11th May
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The point being that most fot eh NW track is smooth, and the corners are fairly scratchy, yes it's a long track, but nothing like the Irish tracks, the NW is about as friendly as a roads venue can get other than perhaps Olivers Mount!!

loskie

4,001 posts

97 months

Wednesday 11th May
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There's a lot of bikers heading to the Stranraer Ferry today on the A75. A few of them complete idiots. One tried to have a head on with me today as he overtook a lorry and I was heading east.

D&G Police have a number of unmarked cars including a Skoda Superb grey estate.

Stay safe if you are heading out. It's not a racetrack or a suicide mission.

Drumroll

3,077 posts

97 months

Wednesday 11th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
The point being that most fot eh NW track is smooth, and the corners are fairly scratchy, yes it's a long track, but nothing like the Irish tracks, the NW is about as friendly as a roads venue can get other than perhaps Olivers Mount!!
You do talk some rubbish. how can you compare the NW200 to Oliver's mount?

Vickers_VC10

6,557 posts

182 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Vickers_VC10 said:
Anyone seen Hicky?

Asking for a friend lol.

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I'm sure there is a perfectly innocent explanation...

rigga

7,550 posts

178 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Awks having your name on the sun strip.

trickywoo

9,865 posts

207 months

Wednesday 11th May
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rigga said:
Awks having your name on the sun strip.
Surely TWOC.

Can’t see Pete being that silly…..

PorkInsider

Original Poster:

5,320 posts

118 months

Wednesday 11th May
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It was a member of the team's technical staff driving the car, apparently.

https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/race-te...

On the bright side, the front end looks better post accident.

Edited by PorkInsider on Thursday 12th May 06:33

Vickers_VC10

6,557 posts

182 months

Wednesday 11th May
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LukeBrown66

2,225 posts

23 months

Wednesday 11th May
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The comparison is simple.

If you look at Cookstown, Tandragee, Billown, IOM they are bumpy, tight roads in places and open in others.

NW is fairly flat, not especially bumpy in comparison to the real road tracks and more like a real short track in many places than the TT course for example, OM is a proper track, but very very narrow.

For me there are three types of road course, the true stuff like the Irish stuff and green lanes of old, the TT, and then the more short circuit style road tracks like NW, Oliver's, Bathurst, even perhaps Macau or Aberdare, there is something that separates these tracks from full on short circuits, that's all.

poo at Paul's

12,166 posts

152 months

Thursday 12th May
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Sooo, Dunlop now on a Hawk prepped Suzuki.....again...