North West 200 is up and running

Former British Superbike Championship star John Laverty tips William Dunlop for Supersport success at the North West 200 as Guy Martin hopes for a change in the weather.

Dunlop says he is "glad to be back on the roads" after mainly competing in the British Supersport Championship short circuit series this season.

His brother Michael topped Tuesday's opening practice but all the competitors will have further opportunities to improve their grid positions in Thursday's qualifying sessions.

BBC NI Sport North West 200 coverage

Tuesday 14 May

Practice session 1 - 10:00 BST-14:30 live on BBC Sport NI website and BBC Radio Ulster 1341 MW

Thursday 16 May

Practice session 2 - 10:00-14:30 live on BBC Sport NI website and 10:03-14:00 on BBC Radio Ulster 1341 MW

Evening racing - 17:15-21:00 live on BBC Sport NI website and 17:30-21:00 on BBC Radio Ulster 1341 MW

Friday 17 May

Bikes, North West 200 preview on BBC One NI 22:35-23:15

Saturday 18 May

Race day - 10:00-18:30 live on BBC Sport NI website and 10:30-18:00 on BBC Radio Ulster 1341 MW

Sunday 19 May

North West 200 Highlights (Show 1) from 22:25-23:25 on BBC 1 NI

Monday 20 May

North West 200 Highlights (Show 2) from 22:35-23:35 on BBC 1 NI

Top videos