by Q Radio News
The 2019 International North West 200 will celebrate it’s 90th anniversary this year with new title sponsorship.
The north coast event has secured the backing of Northern Ireland’s leading taxi company, fonaCAB and the Province’s largest independent oil distributor, Nicholl Oils for the May 12th-18th races.
The race will be known as the fonaCAB International North West 200 in association with Nicholl Oils.
‘This is a unique opportunity and a great honour for our company to become one of the title sponsors of such a prestigious international event as the North West 200, especially in its landmark 90th year.’ William McCausland, Director of fonaCAB, said.
‘The NW200 is the jewel in the crown of the international road racing calendar, bringing the best road racers on the planet to these shores.
fonaCAB are delighted to welcome all the teams, competitors and fans to this year’s event. Our sponsorship provides us with an excellent opportunity to enhance our commitment to supporting growth and prosperity in the local communities through sport.’
fonaCAB has enjoyed a long association with the North West 200, from sponsoring Michael Swann in 1988 to backing current competitors, Lee Johnston, Glenn Irwin, Jeremy McWilliams and Paul Jordan.
Hugh Nicholl , Managing Director, is equally delighted the Nicholl Oils Group will be involved in such a high profile way in this year’s international NW200.
“We are thrilled to become one of the title sponsors of the NW200 in this its 90th anniversary year. When Mervyn approached us about becoming a sponsor we were delighted that we could help continue the great work of all the people involved with the NW200 to ensure it remains the premier international road racing event.”
‘Like the NW200, Nicholl Oils, is a business that has been established for a long time in the North West of the Province.’ he said.
‘We supply oil products to local homes and businesses throughout Northern Ireland. Through our commitment to the NW200 in 2019 we are now supporting Northern Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event.’
‘We are delighted to welcome fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils on board in this very special year for the North West 200 motorcycle races.’ Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE, said.
‘It is an indication of the event’s prestige that it attracts the support of companies with such major profiles as these businesses.
Northern Ireland’s major sporting attraction is an annual event that receives global exposure. Everyone involved in the races will work tirelessly to ensure all of our sponsors enjoy and benefit from their involvement in this great event.’