The organisers of the NW200 have this morning released an official statement, that the decision has been made to postpone the event due to the current Coronavirus outbreak.
Despite other unconfirmed media stories last night prematurely announcing the cancellation of the NW200, the event organisers are now in a position to officially confirm it has been postponed, and have released the following statement:
“Given the current concerns and restrictions around the Coronavirus public health crisis, the organisers of
the 2020 fonaCAB and Nic foll 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.”
This years Isle of Man TT has also been canceled including several smaller road races, the Cookstown 100 & Tandragee 100.