The Coleraine and District Motor Membership is delighted to announce this yr’s fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200 will happen as deliberate on Could 7-13.
As has been nicely documented over the previous month, this yr’s occasion had been thrown into jeopardy by an enormous enhance in the price of public legal responsibility insurance coverage. A brand new insurance coverage deal has lastly been secured and the essential intervention of Co. Tyrone businessman, Derek Keys, with a beneficiant donation from his firm, Euro Auctions, has ensured the 2023 NW200 can go forward.
“March 2023 represents the twenty fifth anniversary of Euro Auctions and serving to the North West 200 provides us the perfect likelihood to thank all of these individuals who have supported us over that 25 yr journey,” Mr. Keys mentioned, “The occasion sees over 195,000 individuals go to the area and plenty of companies, each giant and small, rely on occasions like this to deliver commerce and prosperity into the North West space. This occasion is a part of our area’s heritage and I’m delighted that with a little bit assist from Euro Auctions, the occasion can now proceed this yr.”
“We’re very grateful to Derek Keys and Euro Auctions for this very beneficiant help,” the NW200’s Mervyn Whyte mentioned. “Within the absence of any monetary help from authorities, the game has been left to its personal units to take care of the insurance coverage disaster. Mr Keys intervention has been essential in saving this yr’s North West 200. We additionally want to categorical our gratitude to the numerous members of the motorbike racing group who donated so generously to the group funding initiative launched by the Motorbike Union of Eire, Ulster Centre.”
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