STATEMENT FROM THE ORGANISERS OF THE fonaCAB AND NICHOLL OILS NORTH WEST 200
The disaster the fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200 and the remainder of motorbike sport in Eire presently faces is because of an enormous improve in the price of insurance coverage cowl for 2023.
The organisers of the North West 200, the Coleraine and District Motor Membership, have been working tirelessly to mitigate the stress created by these further prices.
The membership was assured it might handle the preliminary premium improve however with different occasions unable to take action, the switch of additional prices to the North West 200 created an unsustainable monetary burden.
This week, the game’s governing physique, the Motor Cycle Union of Eire (UC), introduced the cancellation of all motorbike sporting occasions in Northern Eire this 12 months.
However the organisers of the NW200 haven’t given up the combat. We can’t afford to lose an occasion that has been operating for over 90 years and performs such a significant position within the economic system of the north coast space.
We’ve got been overwhelmed by the messages and provides of assist we now have obtained right this moment and while we perceive the choice taken by the MCUI (UC), the Coleraine and District Motor membership will proceed in its efforts to stage the North West 200 on Could 7-13.
Plans have been already in place to welcome new rivals to the occasion throughout an induction day subsequent Tuesday, February 14. Each that occasion and the Meet the Stars race launch, scheduled for February 15, will go forward as deliberate and we are going to proceed to maintain everybody knowledgeable of our progress.