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2015 NW200: Practice and race schedule

Dean Harrison in action last year
Dean Harrison in action last year Picture: Derek Wilson

Practice

Tuesday, May 12th – Roads closed 9.15am – 2.45pm
Thursday, May 14th – Roads closed 9.15am – 2.45pm

Racing
Thursday May 14th – Roads closed 5-15pm – 9pm
Race 1 – EventServ Supersport Race
Race 2 – Vauxhall Supertwin Race
Race 3 – Spidi Superstock Race

Saturday May 16th – Roads Closed 9.30am – 7pm
Race 1 – Bet McLean Supersport Race
Race 2 – Monster Energy Superbike Race
Race 3 – Anchor Complex Supertwin Race
Race 4 – CP Hire Superstock Race
Race 5 – Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race

How to get there

From the mainland it is either by boat from Cairnryan to Belfast or Larne – Stena Line or P&O Ferries – or Liverpool to Belfast.

Either way bikers have choices; From Belfast it is onto the M2 and follow signposts for Ballymena, then Ballymoney and Portrush, about an hour and a half journey.

From Larne look for signs for Ballymena and then onto M2 at Larne Road Roundabout heading towards Ballymoney (watch for road works at end of dual carriageway) and then Portrush.

An alternative is to take the scenic route along the Antrim Coast Road passing through small sea side villages like Glenarm, Carnlough,Waterfoot and Cushendall.

Then it is on to Portrush past iconic landmarks like Carric-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Giants Causeway. You can also travel by ferry from Liverpool or Holyhead to Dublin and then a 2¾ hour journey north.

If you’re flying, take any mainland airport that flies to either George Best City Airport or Belfast International Airport where hire cars are available.

Again it is head north towards Ballymena, Ballymoney and Portrush. An hour should see you in Portrush from either airport.

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