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Advice on a Plate-r

Thursday, 11 May 2017

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HE'S been making the annual pilgrimage to the Triangle for almost a quarter of a century now but shows little sign of slowing down.
Seven time winner Steve Plater remains a familiar face around the paddock, despite having not raced competitively at the NW200 since sustaining a serious injury in 2010.
Nowadays, he forms part of Event Director Mervyn Whyte's team of trusted lieutenants, his main role that of ensuring debutants enjoy a safe introduction to one of the sport's fastest races.
He will be there again this week, guiding the new boys and girls around the north coast circuit and passing on his vast knowledge.
“My role covers many different aspects, including looking after the newcomers and making sure they're in a nice relaxed state so by the time it comes to first practise on Tuesday they are as relaxed as possible," explains a man who made his first visit to the North West as a spectator in 1993.
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