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TUNED IN
08-05-07, 22:42
Went out for a wee jaunt around the pits

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/grid.jpg


Now don't all get Jealous.... a get everywhere pass for the week:D

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/gridpass.jpg


Oh err look at the ass on that


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/akkara.jpg


HM plant Hondas


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/HMPlant.jpg


Then the Stobart Hondas


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/stobarthonda.jpg


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Took a look at the Green meanies next:D


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/Kwakers.jpg


Then the JMF boys

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/jmf-ltd.jpg


Took a look at the rubbers next

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/pirelli.jpg


Now if they just would have them in GS sizes:augie


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/dunlops.jpg


All go with the tyre changers


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Went for a wee scoot up the coast next

looking at The Gaint's Causeway

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/sunset2.jpg

And over looking Dunluce castle

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/sunset.jpg

was a good day today.... lets hope it stays like that for the Weekend:aidan

Sir James
08-05-07, 22:48
Where's all the girls ................... :cool:

TUNED IN
08-05-07, 22:51
Where's all the girls ................... :cool:

Too early in the week for them.... unless you walk past one of the credit card sign-up tents

the civil one
08-05-07, 23:29
whats the Timetable of events Gearoid ?

TUNED IN
09-05-07, 09:06
whats the Timetable of events Gearoid ?

Tuesday 8 May

9am-5pm


“Legends of Road-Racing”
Exhibition at Ballymoney Town Hall. Free admission.



10am-10pm


Vintage & Classic Bike Display at Portstewart Town Hall.
Admission £3, OAP £1.50, children (accompanied by adult) free.



5pm-9.30pm


Roads close for Official Practice



10pm-1am


Miss North West 200 Competition
plus live music with “Double Vision” in the Hospitality Marquee,
Paddock area. (Entrants for Miss North West 200 contact Alison Campbell
Modelling Agency on 028 9080 9809)
Wednesday 9 May

9am-5pm


“Legends of Road-Racing”
Exhibition at Ballymoney Town Hall. Free admission.

10am-3pm


Charity Golf Competition at Royal Portrush Golf Club

10am-10pm


Vintage & Classic Bike Display at Portstewart Town Hall.
Admission £3, OAP £1.50, children (accompanied by adult) free.

4.30pm-6.30pm


Vintage Car Display & Cavalcade at the Paddock area

6pm-8.30pm


Family Motor Fest at Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush.
Free admission. Featuring:
Big Pete & The Grim Reaper Monster Trucks
The Welsh Axe Racing Team
Mini-moto Racing
Sunny & Rainbow Clown Show
Face-painting, Balloon-modelling

9.30pm-1am


Charity Concert with “The Elvis Spectacular” A live tribute to the King
of Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Hospitality Marquee, Paddock area, in aid of
Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets £10 from Macmillan Cancer Support
on: 028 9066 1166.
Thursday 10 May

9am-5pm


“Legends of Road-Racing”
Exhibition at Ballymoney Town Hall. Free admission.

10am-10pm


Vintage & Classic Bike Display at Portstewart Town Hall.
Admission £3, OAP £1.50, children (accompanied by adult) free.

10.30am-12noon


The Welsh Axe Racing Team and Clown Show
at the Paddock area.

5pm-9.30pm


Roads close for Official Practice

9.30pm-1am


Live Music with “The Magic Slims”
at the Hospitality Marquee, Paddock area
Friday 11 May

9am-5pm


“Legends of Road-Racing”
Exhibition at Ballymoney Town Hall. Free admission.

10am-3pm


Vintage & Classic Bike Display at Portstewart Town Hall.
Admission £3, OAP £1.50, children (accompanied by adult) free.

10.30am-12noon


Trialstar motorcycle stunts, Sunny & Rainbow Clown Show
and The Welsh Axe Racing Team at the Paddock area

3.30pm-5.30pm


Family Motor Fest at Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush.
Free admission. Featuring:
Trialstar motorcycle stunts
The Welsh Axe Racing Team
Sunny & Rainbow Clown Show

4pm


NW Vintage Motorcycle Club Display at the Paddock area
(Cavalcade leaving at 7pm)

8.30pm-10.30pm


ABBA tribute band, “Re-Bjorn” live concert
at the Crescent, Portstewart. Free admission.

10.30pm


Huge fireworks display at the Crescent, Portstewart

10pm-1am


Live Music with “Cuban Heels”
at the Hospitality Marquee, Paddock area
Saturday 12 May

9am-5pm


“Legends of Road-Racing”
Exhibition at Ballymoney Town Hall. Free admission.
(Special opening Sunday 1pm-5pm).

9.30am-10.30am


Air Display (weather permitting) along the coast.

10am-6.30pm


Roads closed for Racing

11am-6.30pm


Kennedy International North West 200 Races

9pm-1am


Red Bull Wrap Party at the Hospitality Marquee, Paddock area.
Live music with “Snakes of Desire”. Tickets £15 from Shackleton
Crean Event Management on: 028 3751 2050 or
info@bridgestonecaterers.com

or look here

http://www.northwest200.org/

Mort
09-05-07, 13:31
I'm really looking forward to getting there on Friday................................ as soon as the rain starts:(

V2 TRV
09-05-07, 13:34
The Akraprovic can on the Honda is just sooo sexy :bow

Let's hope for a safe days racing. :thumb

oh and no rain :rolleyes:

wayne
09-05-07, 21:10
Gary once again nice phots unable to make it up to the N/W as Janice is in Hospital on thursday for an opp but will catch up with you later on:beer:

trevmcdev8
10-05-07, 15:57
Nice pics G!! Any results from tuesdays practice? Are you heading up tomorrow at all?

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kyle
10-05-07, 20:58
thems just the same piccies you put up last year:rob

Alte Wolf
10-05-07, 21:06
Thanks Tuned :thumb your pinkies must be flat after that load :beerjug:

TUNED IN
10-05-07, 22:53
this evening

TUNED IN
10-05-07, 22:55
Keep up:D

Sir James
10-05-07, 22:56
Where's the girls , you promised me girls on the phone :aidan

TUNED IN
10-05-07, 23:07
last ones

them cops are cheating:augie


also spot the odd one out:D

GerryC
11-05-07, 06:16
last ones

them cops are cheating:augie


also spot the odd one out:D

Garda; that's a lake in Italy innit?

Deadred
12-05-07, 22:26
One of those nice gents on the honda and the yellow jackets passed me on friday in pursuit of three english gents, on what appeared to be an R1 a Blade and a ZX9/10R (couldn't tell), By the speed they were doing I think they thought he was a local MAG representive in his nice yellow ( don't bump into me )coat. LOL ...........bet ther day was ruined half way to Ballycastle.

As the old saying goes, if you don't know who's behind you....... slow the frag down..... at least until you do.

Mzokk
12-05-07, 22:58
A few from Thursday night and today.

Finnigans MV.........Wonky clutch wouldn't go today!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_1928SML.jpg

Cameron Donald Had a spill at Juniper Unfortunatly:(

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_1931SML.jpg

Archibald's bikes well prepared!

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Anstey's Bikes well used today!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_1936SML.jpg

Early Hector!! Later a very Happy Man.

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Plater's Superbike

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McGuiness Bikes

Super

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600.....hope hes just removing gravel:eek: :eek:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_2006SML.jpg

Lougher 600's Awful colour!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_2008SML.jpg

Kennedy Brolly Dollies

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_2011SML.jpg

Anstey on it Supersport 600

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_2031SML.jpg

And with an unfortunate bit of Scafold

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Tuned's Dad

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Camera Copter

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McGuiness and Rutter about to enter the smallest longest wheely competition.

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Plater ON IT Superbike restart

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McGuiness Chasing

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/mzokk/nw200/IMG_2112SML.jpg

A good time had by all.....even the weather played ball :clap :clap

TUNED IN
12-05-07, 23:17
good shots:thumb2 :thumb2 from a great day

TUNED IN
12-05-07, 23:19
if i had known you were in the grandstand i'd have lent you my grid pass:(

H.R.H. Nashskye
12-05-07, 23:29
That looks like an amazing day! It's reminded me of the Day of Champs at Donnington - good to see what's going on 'behind the scenes'!
Those 'Relentless' Suzukis look awesome-would defo suit Gary 'Prince of Darkness';)
Is the NW shown on tv at all?

TUNED IN
13-05-07, 10:32
Some proper pics from the Race Day

Seems helmet scrutineering was a bit more relaxed this year
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/helmet2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/helmet.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/gridewide.jpg

Neil looks on intently

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/neil.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/rutter.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/start.jpg

Sadly in the first race the second grid line up had someone stall their bike near the front of the grid and one of the guys further back didn't see it...
resulted in an approx 70Mph T-bone which went on to skittle a few more riders.... it looks and sounds bad when you see it from 15 yards away:eek:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/crash.jpg

medical personal were on the ball pretty quickly

4 people were being treated at once

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/crash2.jpg

As far as i know apart from broken bones etc. they were OK

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/rutterinterview.jpg

Plater checks out the Alternative NW200 (http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106431) thread on the laptop:augie

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/laptop.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/bluebike.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/blackhorse.jpg

now that's a good view

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/cherrypicker.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/kwakerboot.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/neilagain.jpg

Not many places where you great great views and see boats go by while hardcore racing is also going on:D

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/boat.jpg

In between races this British touring car and driver was also here to show us how to do a lap of the circuit.... he binned it at University corner :D :D :augie

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/car.jpg


A mate was racing in the 250's Ian Morrell was in 5 place for quite a while... until lap 3 when i think the bike went bang:(

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/ianmorell.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/125race.jpg

Robert somebody:nenau

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/robert.jpg

125 winner Oliver Linsdell

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/inter2.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/steveparish.jpg

not everything went so well for some..... this boy got arrested.... he also got the biggest cheer of the day

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/bookhim.jpg

Lastly a late entry Billy Connelly:D it had to be him coz he had that boy in stitches.

I can't remember this guys name but i do know he's entertaining.... he still has his horn fitted.... tooted to the crowd as he went through the start finish chicane :aidan :aidan

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b382/R1100GS/NW200%2007/thebigyin.jpg










Superbike first race
1. John McGuinness (Honda) - best lap time 123.01mph
2. Bruce Anstey (Suzuki) 122.38
3. Steve Plater (Yamaha) 123.38
4. Guy Martin (Honda) 122.51
5. Michael Rutter (Kawasaki) 122.09
6. Ian Lougher (Honda) 122.08

600cc Supersport
1. Bruce Anstey (Suzuki) 118.41mph
2. Steve Plater (Yamaha) 118.22
3. Guy Martin (Honda) 116.51
4. John McGuinness (Honda) 116.85
5. Keith Amor (Honda) 116.72
6. Ian Lougher (Honda)116.59

250cc
1. Christian Elkin (Honda) 110.18mph
2. John McGuinness (Honda) 110.19
3. Darren Burns (Honda) 109.78
4. Alastair Seeley (Honda) 109.71
5. William Dunlop (Honda) 108.42
6. Davy Morgan (Honda) 106.60

125/400cc
1. Oliver Linsdell (Yamaha 400) 105.13mph
2. Michael Wilcox (Honda) 102.85
3. Robert Dunlop (Aprilia) 101.98
4. Chris Palmer (Honda) 101.80
5. David Marsden-Mygdal (Honda 400) 101.37
6. Alex Hutchinson (Kawasaki 400) 100.64

Superstock
1. Bruce Anstey (Suzuki) 121.90mph
2. Alastair Seeley (Yamaha) 121.03
3. Guy Martin (Honda) 119.65
4. Cameron Donald (Honda) 119.77
5. Conor Cummins (Yamaha) 119.77
6. Denver Robb (Suzuki) 119.17

Superbike main race
1. Steve Plater (Yamaha) 124.02mph
2. Guy Martin (Honda) 123.66
3. Michael Rutter (Kawasaki)123.53
4. John McGuinness (Honda) 123.18
5. Ian Lougher (Honda) 122.69
6. Keith Amor (Honda) 121.57

600cc Supersport (race 2)
1. Bruce Anstey (Suzuki) 118.08mph
2. John McGuinness (Honda) 117.75
3. Michael Rutter (Kawasaki) 117.87
4. Steve Plater (Yamaha) 117.32
5. Ian Lougher (Honda) 117.59
6. Ian Hutchinson (Honda) 116.27

Agent Smith
13-05-07, 21:27
The guy that got arrested slapped one of the bouncers out side the hospitality marque, to much of the old:beer:

TUNED IN
13-05-07, 22:09
found out one of the guys lost a finger:(

Room 101
14-05-07, 08:47
found out one of the guys lost a finger:(

Ouch... although this doesn't seem to have been too much of a problem for good ol' Troy Baylis..:thumb

Great days racing... crackin weather too...:cool:

The organising still needs some major assesment IMHO.. too much waiting between 'warm up lap' and the actual race... not enough tanoys around the circuit... Did I see Kiyonari come past at one point... :confused:

3 laps for the final superbike race was a tad disappointing too... ok rant over...:mmmm

Looking forward to the highlights on t'box tonight...:clap

Good to see James cousin, Davy Morgan 6th on the 250's :thumb2

TUNED IN
14-05-07, 09:09
The organising still needs some major assesment IMHO.. too much waiting between 'warm up lap' and the actual race... not enough tanoys around the circuit... Did I see Kiyonari come past at one point... :confused:

3 laps for the final superbike race was a tad disappointing too... ok rant over...:mmmm



problem is there is sometimes 3 grids to space out the riders... slowest will be at the back and if they don't set off till over a min after the leaders.... there is going to be delays on the grid by the time they get back round but i do agree the grid could be cleared quicker after the warm-up lap.


i liked the 3 lap restarted SB race.... turned into a balls out race:D :D .....

should have brought yourself a wee radio to listen to the commentary:D ... tannoys are very hard hear if you're not in front of them... even in the pits with about 20 of them it's still hard to hear at times:(

shuck raider
14-05-07, 10:27
i liked the 3 lap restarted SB race.... turned into a balls out race:D :D .....

Too right, it was a cracker. I was round at Mather's Cross, respect to the guys tanking it round there at 100-and-silly mph :eek: :eek: Plater was on rails, Guy Martin was all over the place, Rutter was neater but slower.

A good day altogether, good crowds too. Surprising how many didn't buy a programme - after all, it's a major source of income for the organisers. Heard Mervyn White saying that they're looking at some kind of perimeter admission fee for the future. They used to do that at the UGP yonks ago, didn't really work IIRC though, people stumbled through bogs and across rivers just to save paying a few quid. That's Norn Iron for ya :nenau

jafo
14-05-07, 10:47
Ouch... although this doesn't seem to have been too much of a problem for good ol' Troy Baylis..:thumb

Great days racing... crackin weather too...:cool:

The organising still needs some major assesment IMHO.. too much waiting between 'warm up lap' and the actual race... not enough tanoys around the circuit... Did I see Kiyonari come past at one point... :confused:

3 laps for the final superbike race was a tad disappointing too... ok rant over...:mmmm

Looking forward to the highlights on t'box tonight...:clap

Good to see James cousin, Davy Morgan 6th on the 250's :thumb2

i agree...and porta cabin in front of the big screen....very clever!!:(

Tartan Terror
15-05-07, 11:25
Too right, it was a cracker. I was round at Mather's Cross, respect to the guys tanking it round there at 100-and-silly mph :eek: :eek: Plater was on rails, Guy Martin was all over the place, Rutter was neater but slower.



Yes I was at Mather's stoo and happened to meet a lad with a radar gun who clocked them coming through at 154mph!!! Just lifting the knee over the kerb and gassing it hard out leaving darkies:eek: Frightening to watch, god only know how these guys do it, they have mighty big b*lls.

Deadred
26-05-07, 00:37
The Guy in the skeleton leathers, he's been riding the NW for quite afew years was riding a rocket 3, last time i was speaking to him, comes from around dungannon / moy. Nice guy and reassuringly down to earth, doesn't take this being quick thing too seriously.
:thumb