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Richard Cooper set for North West 200 debut with Buildbase Suzuki

Richard Cooper will make his debut at the fonaCAB International North West 200 in association with Nicholl Oils this year – which takes place from 14-18 May in Northern Ireland – riding both Superbike and Superstock GSX-R1000R machinery for the Buildbase Suzuki team.

The experienced Nottinghamshire ace, who is also contesting the National Superstock 1000 Championship with the Buildbase Suzuki team this season, has been eyeing up a road racing debut at the famous event over the years. And while he’ll get the chance in 2019 and is excited at the prospect, the former national champion will head to the event with a sensible attitude and approach.

Richard Cooper, “I’ve been looking at taking this step for a couple of years now to be honest, but I was only going to do it when everything came together to do it and do it properly. The team is vastly experienced on the roads so I know I’ve got a lot of people around me who know what they’re doing and a lot of support, and the North West 200 is an incredible road racing event to be competing in. More…