BBC Sport - North West 200: Mervyn Whyte says newcomers are the future

Whyte says newcomers are the future

North West 200 Race Director Mervyn Whyte says the recruitment of high-calibre newcomers such as Ben Wilson and Glenn Irwin help safeguard the future of the event.

British championship riders Wilson and Irwin will both ride for Gearlink Kawasaki in the Supersport events in 2015, with Carrickfergus man Irwin also taking in the two Supertwins outings.

Peter Hickman made a major impact as a newcomer last year and Whyte is hopeful that more high profile riders will be on the grid for the first time in May next year.

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