Heartbreak or maybe relief for O’Grady as NorthWest 200 debut race gets cancelled due to rain – exclusive pics

So near and yet so far for Emmet O’Grady.


The Tralee racer is at the North West 200 in County Derry where he was due to make his road racing debut on Thursday evening.

He has borrowed fellow Tralee racer Darragh Crean’s SuperTwin Aprilia for the week.

PROUD DAD: Emmet O’Grady on the grid with dad John and Darragh Crean

After a hectic week, including Newcomer briefings and practice and qualifying in the wet he was all set for his first race on the famous track on Thursday evening.

Not all road racing legends were race leathers

However heavy rain forced the cancellation of the event. Our sources say – but yet to be confirmed – that the race will be re-run on Saturday, meaning O’Grady will have two SuperTwin races on the biggest day of the year for Irish motorcycle racing.

Photos courtesy of Mark Kane, Kerry Motorsport News’ man on the


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