Meet the Riders
Four of the biggest stars of the 2013 Vauxhall International North West will be riding into town next week for a tour of the Northern Ireland Vauxhall dealers, to celebrate Vauxhall’s title sponsorship of this year’s event.
On Monday 14th January you will find John McGuiness, Michael Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar or Michael Rutter in Roadside Garages, Coleraine dealership between 1pm and 3pm.
Local hero Dunlop has recently joined six-times North West winner, John McGuinness, in the Honda TT Legends squad and every bike race fan is savouring the prospect of the Young Pretender taking on the current King of Racing between the hedges in 2013. The duo won’t have their first competitive outing until the North West.
Michael Rutter is the second most successful North West rider of all-time, winning his 13th race in the Superstock event in 2012. The English rider also joined the KMR Kawasaki squad run by local legend Ryan Farquhar, that scored a brilliant 1-2-3 in the Vauxhall sponsored Supertwins race last year.
The Dungannon man has now retired from racing himself, but he will be back at this year’s North West managing a new team. Michael will be more determined than ever in 2013 to chase down the all-time wins record on his new Honda TT Legends superbike and Ryan will be trying to guide his team to further success against the bigger factory squads.
During the visit, the riders will be available for autographs and photographs as well as a chat about the year ahead, so why not come along and meet the men who will set the famous Triangle course on fire on May 18th.
You will also have the chance to have your picture taken with the racers on the official superbike of the North West 200, the 2013 CBR1000RR Fireblade, which will be unveiled in its new TT Legends livery for the first time in the UK.
Lucky winners will have the chance to get their hands on Vauxhall North West 200 prizes throughout the event, and race supremo Mervyn Whyte, MBE, will be there on the day to answer any queries for spectators.
David Boyd, Retail Operator at Roadside Garages , extends a warm welcome to all saying: "I hope that everyone comes along and enjoys the chance to meet these brilliant racers; this will be a very special day for Vauxhall in Northern Ireland.”