Briggs Equipment is delighted to confirm it will sponsor the Thursday night Superstock Race at this year’s North West 200, which takes place next month.
Briggs has a long-standing connection with the famous north coast motorcycling event, having provided backing for the NW200 in the past and currently sponsoring leading road racer, Peter Hickman.
Hickman, the outright lap record holder around the 8.9 mile Triangle course, will hopefully be a contender to receive the coveted Man of the Meeting award, sponsored by Balloo Hire.
Support more important than ever
“We are proud to sponsor the Superstock race at this year’s North West 200 and very excited to see the event go ahead after recent uncertainty.” Briggs Equipment Group Director, Gary Clements, said.
“It’s also great to have Balloo Hire on board as sponsors of the ‘Man of the Meeting’ award. Briggs and Balloo work very closely together within the wider Briggs group and we are delighted to support the NW200 team in whatever way we can.”
“We are pleased and extremely grateful to have Briggs Equipment and Balloo Hire coming on board for 2023.” race boss, Mervyn Whyte, said.
“Given the financial pressures Irish road racing faces this season following a massive increase in the cost of insurance, the support these major local businesses provide is more important than ever.”
North West 200 still something special
During a recent visit to the NW200 with FHO Racing BMW team-mate, Josh Brookes, Peter Hickman was on the north coast to welcome Briggs Equipment and Balloo Hire to the event.
“It’s fantastic to see Peter here, looking forward to the opportunity to add to his wins on the north coast.” Gary Clements smiled.
“When you consider the amazing riders who have been around here in the past, it is hallowed ground. This is where legends are made.
“The North West 200 holds a special place in the Irish sporting calendar and its international reputation for breath-taking, world-class road racing is as strong as ever.
“I have no doubt this year’s races will provide incredible thrills to emphasise once again why it’s such an important event for the region. There really is nothing like it.”