NW 200: Next year’s North West 200 dates are confirmed

Ian Hutchinson leads the Superbike field into York Corner at this year's North West 200.

Ian Hutchinson leads the Superbike field into York Corner at this year's North West 200.

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The dates for the 2016 North West 200 have now been confirmed as May 10-14.

Practice will begin on Tuesday, May 10 with practice and racing on Thursday, May 12 and the main race day on Saturday, May 14.

There will also be a full programme of festival events throughout the week.

Further details will be announced on the official NW200 website at www.northwest200.org.

Meanwhile, the Ulster Grand Prix is set to take place from August 10-13.

The main events will be practice sessions on Wednesday, August 10, the Dundrod 150 National races and final qualifying on Thursday, August 11 and the showpiece Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday, August, 13.

The dates for the Ulster Grand Prix are subject to formal agreement by the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (MCUI), which will be confirmed at the upcoming inter centre conference.