First practice at North West 200 begins

Guy Martin
Guy Martin is expected to be a leading contender at the North West

The first practice session is getting under way for the North West 200 international road races.

Roads have been closed since 1700 BST for Tuesday's practice and are scheduled to reopen at 2130.

Final practice takes place on Thursday to determine the grid positions for Saturday's five races.

All the races can be seen on the BBC Sport NI website with commentary on BBC Radio Ulster and the first two races behind BBC television's red button.

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