Thursday, 17 May 2012

North by Northwest

Racing this week at the Northwest 200

Dan Kneen – sponsored by is competing today in the
Northwest 200 Northern Irish road race.

The North West 200, now in its 83rd year, attracts thousands of fans of
road racing from all corners of the world to Northern Ireland's beautiful
north coast.
The circuit is nine-miles long and the two race days see the best riders
in the world compete at speeds approaching 200m with their fans lining
the route to watch.

Dan, who is racing this afternoon, is a motorcycle racer from the Isle of
Man. To date his results include Manx Grand Prix treble winner 2008,
Andreas Centre Champion 2009, 2nd in the SuperSport Cup 2010 and
Isle of Man TT front runner including his best finish so far of 5th in
2010. He finished 12th at Oulton Park this year.

On Tuesday this week, the first practice day for the Northwest, Dan was
in the first wave in 2 of his 3 races. Qualifying 12th in the Supersport,
16th in the Superstock and 23rd in the Superbike he raced through a
challenging range of weathers in one day, from balmy sunshine to hail

Dan is racing this afternoon from 5.30 – 9pm, and this is an extra treat
for race fans as it is the first time that the Northwest has scheduled
racing for Thursday and not just Saturday when the main racing takes

If anyone is there watching let us know how it goes – hope the sun is
shining on you!

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