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WATCH LIVE: Road Racing at the NW200

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Supersport, Superstock & Supertwin races taking place now.

Update 20:22 BST

Today’s racing is now over, with Jessopp securing wins in the Supersport and Supertwin races, and Alastair Seeley bagging the Superstock crown.

The next race day is on Saturday with five races taking place throughout the day. Check back here on Motofire.com for all of the updates.


You can watch the races live online through the BBC, or follow the action here on Motofire via the live Facebook video feed below.

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RACE SCHEDULE

Thursday (Roads closed 5pm-9pm)

  • Race 1 – HEL Performance Supersport Race
  • Race 2 – Bayview Hotel Superstock Race
  • Race 3 – Vauxhall Supertwin Race

Saturday (Roads closed 9.15am-9pm)

  • Race 1 – Bet McLean.com Supersport Race
  • Race 2 – Anchor Bar Superbike Race
  • Race 3 – JM Paterson Supertwin Race
  • Race 4 – Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race
  • Race 5 – CP Hire Superstock Race

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BT Sport extend UK MotoGP TV deal until 2021

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British telecoms provider and sports broadcaster extend their live TV deal for another three years.

The subscription-only sports broadcaster took over the rights to show MotoGP on UK TV screens from the BBC back in 2014 and have been hugely impressive in their commitment to the motorcycling premier class and the breadth of their coverage.

Now, thanks to an extension of the deal, BT Sport will continue to show complete coverage of each MotoGP round for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons.

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Motorsport veteran and former BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry will continue to front the show, alongside Craig Doyle, whilst Colin Edwards and James Toseland will remain onboard as pundits.

New to the line-up for 2018 will be ex-GP racer Michael Laverty as third foil for Edwards and Toseland whilst the retiring Julian Ryder will be replaced in the commentary box by former World Superbike champion – and current BT Sport presenter – Neil Hodgson.

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Honda’s new livery is the same as last years! Can we expect similar looking results from Marquez too?

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Honda 2018 RC213V revealed with near-identical livery to their dominating machine of previous years.

After dominating the recent pre-season tests in Thailand – and let’s be honest – the last few years of the MotoGP championship, Honda revealed their 2018 GP livery in Jakarta today.

And it is almost exactly the same as every other year…

…which bodes well for the Honda team and their precision-like consistency; whilst probably annoying everybody else with their predictability.

From a racing point of view, we’re confident that we can be ready to fight for the title again, because our engineers in Japan made a big effort this winter and our riders are ready.

We know that our competitors will also be strong, and that they’ve taken some steps forward, but we expect a thrilling season – Alberto Puig, Team Manager

Not known to take major risks, the team would appear to be more focused on gaining Marc Marquez his fifth world title – after his stunning win last year – than winning any livery design competitions. And let’s not forget that Pedrosa will almost certainly want to build on his two race wins and fourth place championship finish last year.

Not long now… Excited yet?

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