Franck Petricola prepares for North West 200 return

French rider Franck Petricola is set to race at the North West 200 next month despite suffering life-threatening injuries in a practice crash at Primrose Hill last year.

Petricola, 31, suffered multiple fractures and a head injury as a result of the crash and was in a coma for several days.

The Frenchman was flown home after the meeting but made a full recovery and raced at Scarborough last weekend.