Northwest 200 Review 2008

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The 2008 Kennedy International North West 200 was rocked by the tragic death of Robert Dunlop, one of the event’s, and Northern Ireland’s, most successful competitors. With the Dunlop family’s backing the racing went on, and the biggest names in the sport put on an incredible show. The fast and furious action, with some of the closest contests the nine-mile County Antrim circuit has seen, was a fitting tribute.

This excellent review brings you awesome highlights from Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and the emotionally-charged 250cc race. The best camera angles, including plenty of on-board footage, bring you all the elbow-to-elbow drama.

The North West is one of the sport’s great events, and ’08 was a vintage year. The record-breaking crowd was treated to jaw-dropping battles between the biggest names in motorcycle racing, including John McGuinness, Steve Plater, Michael Rutter, Ian Lougher, Bruce Anstey, Guy Martin, Ryan Farquhar, Alastair Seeley and many, many more.

This review gives you the best seat in the house as you enjoy race-long clashes, with incredible passes, breathtaking slip-streaming and amazing aerial footage as the finest road racers trade positions, and blows, at speeds of up to 190mph.

The unforgettable moments just keep coming – Rutter’s dramatic win on the Kennedy-backed North West 200 Ducati, Seeley keeping the TAS Suzukis at bay, Martin’s Superbike heartbreak, Plater’s hat trick and, of course, the incredible 250cc race, which saw Michael Dunlop battle for an emotional win just two days after the loss of his dad.

To make sure you get the full story, this review includes interviews with many of the big names and informed commentary courtesy Keith Huewen, road racing legend Phillip McCallen and fellow racing star Steve Parrish.

Bonus features – complete on-board laps with Plater in the opening Supersport race and Conor Cummins in the Superstock race. We’re on INSTAGRAM:
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