SALTBURN motorcycle racer Davey Todd was one of the stars of the show at the Briggs International North West 200 in Northern Ireland where he came away with a hat-trick of wins.

With the Causeway coast bathed in sunshine for the week-long festival around the 8.9-mile closed public roads course that links the towns of Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush, Todd emerged victorious in Thursday’s opening Superstock race.

He triumphed on his Milwaukee BMW after crashing out in spectacular fashion when another rider collided with him in the opening Supersport race.

Battered and bruised, Todd went on to win the second Supersport race on Saturday on his Ducati which he followed up with another Superstock win, and just for good measure, he finished second behind local hero Glenn Irwin in all three Superbike races.

Meanwhile, Croft Circuit welcomes Darlington and District Motor Club for their Spring Race Meeting this weekend. The two-day event will see seven classes that will feature a wide range of cars battling it out on the North Yorkshire track.

The popular Northern Saloon and Sports Car Championship (NSSCC) will take centre stage with races on both days as rounds three and four take place over the weekend following their first trip out of the season to Snetterton in April.

There will also be classes for the Caterham Academy and the CNC Heads Sports Saloon Car Championship as well as the Scottish Motor Racing Club being well represented with three of its series in action over the weekend.

The Scottish Legends Cars Championship face a busy weekend, and lining up alongside the NSSCC grid will be the Scottish Classic Sports and Saloon Car Championship.

The Scottish Hot Hatch Championship, that also includes the Scottish Fiesta ST Cup and the Scottish C1 Cup, will also be competing.

For classic fans, there will be the Citroen 2CV Championship, and the weekend will conclude with a 20-minute Saloon and Sports Car Challenge.

On-track action starts at 9.30am on Saturday with qualifying, and at midday on Sunday.

Adult admission costs £16.50 in advance on both days, with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free on both days. There is also free car parking and free paddock access.