Day one of the International Northwest 200 kicked off today, in the roasting hot sunshine on the Northern Coastline. Famous faces, celebrities and racing stars arriving in from all over the globe to take on the most thrilling coast on our Emerald Isle!

Michael Dunlops Bennetts Suzuki getting the last minute look over before the morning.

Honda Racing mean business this year, but who will shine brighter McGuinness or Martin?

Michael Rutter adding a few last minute touches to his beast of a Superbike!

William Dunlop will be another man with a point to prove on the new Temple Golf Club Yamaha, now that he has both the Superstock and the Superbike under his belt!

We all knew Glenn Irwin was returning to the Northwest 200 this year… but did we miss the memo that his BSB Team mate Shakey Burn would also be doing a lap or two?