Published Monday, 20 May 2013
Saturday's main race day was abandoned with just two laps having been raced around the rain-swept Triangle circuit.
"Never in my 40 years with the North West 200 have I seen anything like it all," race director Mervyn White told UTV.
It marks the second time in three years that the weather has scuppered the iconic event, leaving the organisers of Northern Ireland's biggest sporting event rueing a year's worth of planning.
If the government changed the legislation governing road closures though, it could allow extra racing days to be facilitated at short notice.
Minister for Regional Development Danny Kennedy said: "I think we do need to be more flexible about that legislation.
"My door is open and I'm very keen for the organisers to tell me exactly what they want, about what they see as the way forward - so that, if legislative changes are needed and further consultation is required, that we can proceed with that as quickly as possible."
I wouldn't have taken any chances to put riders out in conditions like that.
Mervyn White, NW200
Mervyn White added: "I would like to see that happen for all road race events here in Northern Ireland, where we have the opportunity to chop and change within the guidelines and the legislation itself."
Changes would have an impact on local residents though and not everyone would be in favour of more road closures.
"You have a section of the community that certainly support it," Alliance Party councillor Barney Fitzpatrick said.
"But you have a section of the community that are within the race grounds - particularly Station Road and round that area - that would certainly be inconvenienced."
Preparing for the North West 200 is a year-long job and planning for 2014 will already be underway - but finding a way to combat the weather is proving the most difficult task.
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