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Northern Ireland: North West 200 cancelled due to insurance issues

Governing body cites funding problems

Insurance issues have led to the cancellation of this year's North West 200 motorcycle races in Northern Ireland.

The event, which many Isle of Man TT riders compete at before the Manx races, has been withdrawn due to funding issues.

In a statement, the governing body in Northern Ireland, the MCUI, says spiralling insurance costs mean they don't have the funds to cover motorcycle road racing this year.

Earlier this week, Motor Cycling Ireland said Brexit had led to problems trying to secure a broker:

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