North West 200: Superbike finale abandoned

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NORTH West 200 chiefs have made the call to axe the final blue riband Superbike race today with weather playing havoc on the course.

Just over half an hour after the penultimate race of the day had finished, in which James Hillier took his maiden win, organisers took the decision to stop the remainder of the event.

“We didn’t have much luck during the early part of the day when we faced very challenging conditions but the teams, competitors and fans all stayed with us and we turned things around,” admitted Event Director, Mervyn Whyte.

“We have decided in the interests of safety to bring the proceedings to a close now because the conditions have deteriorated once again. It is disappointing but I want to pay tribute to everyone who has supported us today and braved the weather to cheer on the riders as they put on a fantastic spectacle.”

Glenn Irwin leaves the North West as the big Superbike winner, but it was Hillier’s Superstock domination which many called the performance of the meeting.

But Davey Todd matched Hillier in taking his maiden NW200 victory in the Supersport battle, while veteran Jeremy McWilliams got back to winning ways in the Supertwin race.

*Click here for results from the 2019 North West 200

*Image: Double Red

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