North West 200: Two riders taken to hospital after red flag incidents

Photo showing red flag at Nw200
NW200 organisers confirmed that two riders required hospital treatment but none were for serious injuries. -Credit:Presseye

There were three red flag incidents during Thursday's final practice session ahead of the opening night's racing at the North West 200.

The incidents involved three separate riders, with organisers confirming that none of the competitors sustained serious injuries, although two were taken to hospital for "assessment and treatment".

Thursday's racing is scheduled to get under way at 5.30pm with the Superbikes up first over four laps. Then it's the turn of the Supersports and finally the Superstocks, also over four laps.

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Roads will close at 4:45pm ahead of the three races.

The first red flag happened in the Supersport practice at Trolans. The second came at Millbank Avenue in the Superstock qualifying and the third at Quarry Hill during the final Supertwins session.

A statement from the NW200 added: "The information from the NW200 medical team indicates none of the competitors sustained serious injuries but two have been taken to Causeway hospital for assessment and treatment."

There are six more races on Saturday, May 11, with the opener scheduled for 10am.

Roads close on Thursday from 4.45pm to 9pm. Roads will close on Saturday from 9am to 7pm.

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