Brakes on the NW200

Council row delays bailout funding

Brakes on the NW200

The future of the NW200 will be drastically impacted if a council rescue package is not delivered.

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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peter.winter@thechronicle.uk.com

A ROW among councillors over bailout funding for events affected by the Covid pandemic has denied NW200 organisers access to a £60k lifeline.

And failure to deliver the cash soon could have a “drastic impact” on the race's future, they say.

Former NW200 Chief Mervyn Whyte, who remains part of the management team, told the Chronicle: “You have to realise we have overheads that amount to around £10-15k per month.

“We are constantly taking money out and there's nothing going back in.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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