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McWilliams open to NW200 return

McWilliams open to NW200 return

Ex-Moto GP rider Jeremy McWilliams has dropped the strongest hint yet that he will be on the grid at next year's North West 200.

By Damian Mullan

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By Damian Mullan

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sport@thechronicle.uk.com

FORMER Moto GP star Jeremy McWilliams has given a broad hint that he may yet be on the grid at next year's North West 200.

Uncertainty surrounded the veteran racer's plans for next season, particularly in the wake of the untimely death of fellow racer, Ballymoney's William Dunlop.

However, speaking with Chronicle Sport, McWilliams said he planned to compete over the 8.9 mile Triangle circuit in May.

"I will certainly be there next year," he said.

"I love the people up there, the place and Race Week.

"When you are racing as closely as we were this year there is no rush quite like it," he added.

The news will no doubt come as a boost to Event Director Mervyn Whyte and his team as they make preparations for next year's 90th anniversary event.

To read the full story, see this week's Chronicle.

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