Vauxhall International North West 200

The week long motor-cycling extravaganza is fast, furious and a lot of fun

Festival Details


Sunday, 07 May 2017 to Saturday, 13 May 2017



Northern Ireland is the home of motorcycle racing on closed public roads and every May the beautiful Causeway Coast plays host to one of the sport’s most spectacular events.

The Vauxhall International North West 200 attracts the finest line-up of road racers of any race on the planet, drawing thousands of visitors to the superfast 8.9 mile circuit that links the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine. Hitting top speeds of over 200mph, racers like Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and John McGuiness thrill 85,000 fans who come to enjoy the week long festival of speed on roads that locals normally use to make their way to work to every other day of the week.

The North West 200 has become a mecca for motorcycle fans, offering everyone the opportunity to explore the history of road racing alongside enjoying the high speed thrills of a week of racing action on Thursday evening and Saturday. The North West 200 is a must see event for everyone; confirmed petrol heads and new recruits alike!

There will also be a host of supporting events throughout the Race Week Festival including…a Vintage and Classic Bike run, a Vintage and Classic Car run and amazing fireworks display. There will be a Meet the Riders event, Paddock Walkabouts, Live Music in the hospitality marquee and a free Outdoor Concert, all set against the stunning Causeway Coastline.

You can be guaranteed the warmest welcome as you experience world class road racing whilst being part of the theatre and drama of the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200.

Tuesday 9th May Practice 09:15 – 15:00

Thursday 11th May Practice 09:15 – 15:00

Thursday 11th May Evening Racing 17:00 – 21:00

Saturday 13th May Race Day 09:15 – 19:00

For full information about the week long festival, check out the official Vauxhall International North West 200 website.