24 January 2012 Last updated at 15:17

North West 200 faces critical year in 2012

The North West 200 faces a critical year in 2012 after only one race of last year's event was held.

Technical Director Mervyn Whyte explains that changes to the race schedule have been made after consultation with press, riders, teams, residents and spectators.

Multiple former race winner will occupy a role as a Rider Liaison Officer while Jeremy McWilliams looks forward to his debut at the event.