North West 200 Saturday on BBC

One of the fastest races in the world takes over Northern Ireland on Saturday as the North West 200 roars through the towns of Portstewart, Colerain and Portrush. Known as the Triangle, the public streets through those towns will be closed for the race as Superbikes, some in excess of 200 mph, slice through the air.

The North West 200 began in 1929 and originally covered more than 200 miles. The current format involves separate races each between four and six laps. The event is expected to bring 150,000 spectators to the city streets.

The North West 200 is a weeklong event with several practice days and a Thursday opening night. Alastair Seeley won the opening Supersport race overtaking Michael Dunlop in the last lap and holding off Bruce Anstey in the Superstock event. Jeremy McWilliams grabbed his first ever North West win in the Supertwins race.

On Saturday the race order is Supersport, Superbikes, Supertwins, Superstock and Superbike. Live coverage begins at 10 a.m. (2 a.m. PST) and can be viewed through the BBC Sport Northern Ireland website.

Written By: AndrewT

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