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The 2020 North West 200 confirmed as postponed

Following on from the cancellation of the Isle of Man TT, organisers have confirmed the 2020 North West 200 will now be postponed due to coronavirus too

As anticipated, the 2020 North West 200 has been postponed until a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week organisers said the event – which was scheduled to take place on May 10-16 – was still set to go ahead as it stood, but added it was monitoring the ever-changing policies surrounding the coronavirus closely.

However, after the Manx Government took the unprecedented step to cancel the Isle of Man TT altogether on Monday, many expected the North West 200 to follow suit.

For now, the North West 200 is postponed until a later date but a statement does not suggest when this will be.

“Given the current concerns and restrictions around the Coronavirus public health crisis, the organisers of the 2020 fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200 will postpone the May 10-16 Race Week.

“Over the past two weeks we have been in constant contact with government and public health officials, representatives of Causeway Coast and Glens Council, and the sport’s governing body, the MCUI (UC).

“Today’s decision has been based upon the advice and guidance received. Our paramount desire is to act responsibly and do all we can to protect everyone from the threat posed by the virus.

“We enjoy the full support of loyal sponsors and stakeholders in making this decision but apologise for any inconvenience it has caused to them, our competitors, volunteers and race fans.”

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