Ulster Grand Prix 2019 race week date announced

Next year’s UGP road races are to be held on 8 and 10 August, the organisers have announced. Four Ulster GP races are again scheduled for Thursday 8 August, including the first of the meeting’s three Superbike races, plus Supersport, Ultralightweight/Lightweight and Supertwins classes. Seven races will run on Saturday 10 August including; Superstock, Supersport, Ultralightweight/Lightweight, Superbike, Supersport, Supertwins and Superbike. Race week starts on 5 August, with practice sessions for all classes two days later on Wednesday 7 August and on the morning of Thursday 8 August, before the…

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Morgan enjoys UGP, despite Gremlins

The last International Road Race of the season was next on the agenda for DM71 Road Racing and after the positives at Armoy two weeks ago the team was looking forward to a run round the ultra-fast 7.5 mile Dundrod Circuit. Davy would be running all three of his bikes across the two days of practice and with an evening and days racing to get through it was going to be a busy week. Wednesday practice went okay in decent conditions as Davy had his best first day of qualifying…

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Big hearted Ulster Grand Prix fans raise £12.5k for Injured Riders’ Fund

This year’s MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix fans dug deep into their pockets to give generously to The Injured Riders’ Welfare Fund, a charity that is very close to the event organisers, race fans and racers’ hearts.   Clerk of the Course at the MCE UGP Noel Johnston was delighted to announce they have been able to raise £12,500 throughout bike week, more than they have ever raised before. He said; “The Injured Riders’ Welfare Fund works hard to raise funds for a worthy cause, they are an integral part of…

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Peter Hickman Takes Man of the Meeting Award

Peter Hickman and the Smiths Racing BMW team enjoyed an excellent Ulster Grand Prix meeting with wins taken in the Superbike and Supersport races as well as a close second place in the Superstock encounter, results which earned the Louth-based rider the Man of the Meeting trophy for the second year running whilst he also ended the domestic International road racing season with at least one victory at each of the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix. Manx Rider Conor Cummins took his first victory…

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NW Racing – Ulster Grand Prix

The Ulster Grand Prix was one race that the team was looking forward to all year, and team rider Darren Cooper was upbeat going into the event. He had a good qualifying, on all three bikes, despite blowing up the engine of his 600. In the Superstock race on board the NW Racing BMW S1000RR Darren lapped at almost 128mph, and was credited with 12th place. In the only Superbike race he had another steady run finishing in 11th. The 600 race saw Darren finish in 11th with only two…

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DAVID JOHNSON PILOTS TYCO BMW HP4 RACE TO MAIDEN INTERNATIONAL PODIUM IN ULSTER GP SUPERBIKE RACE

David Johnson rounded off the Tyco BMW team’s International roads campaign with a third place podium finish in the opening Superbike race at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix today. Following an 11th hour signing between the Australian rider and the Moneymore-based TAS Racing team and with virtually no pre-event testing, ‘Davo’ delivered an impressive performance during his debut outing in Tyco BMW colours. This marks Davo’s first podium at one of the world’s fastest road races and secures a maiden International podium for the stunning all carbon framed BMW HP4 RACE.…

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Hickman’s the man at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix

Smith’s BMW star claims second consecutive Man of the Meeting crown as rain cuts action short at Dundrod Peter Hickman added another accolade to his stellar 2018 roads season as he claimed the Man of the Meeting crown at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix for the second year in a row. The 31 year-old was declared the winner in a reduced distance MMB Surfacing Superbike race, which combined with his earlier win in the Centra Whitemountain Supersport race and second place in the earlier Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Superstock…

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Todd targeting Superbike success at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix

World class racing expected as forecast for day two changes to dry with sunny intervals Cookstown BE Racing rider Davey Todd believes his best chance of success at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix is in the Superbike class, as the paddock prepares for a full seven race programme on Saturday. The 22 year-old has been a sensation on the roads so far this year and continued his strong run of form in both practice and Thursday’s races, narrowly missing out on a podium in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council…

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Cummins delivers with second win at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix

Manx rider takes Supersport victory as McLean claims maiden international win in the Supertwins Conor Cummins took his first victory since 2009 at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix today as the first races got underway in damp conditions at Dundrod. The Padgett’s Honda rider led from the first lap to win the Lisburn & Castlereagh Supersport race from McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean and Silicone Engineering’s Dean Harrison. Speaking in parc ferme after the race, Cummins commented: “The bike was faultless. We made a tyre choice right from the off and…

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Harrison takes an early lead in MCE Ulster Grand Prix practice

Silicone Engineering racer tops Superbike and Supersport sessions ahead of Hickman and Cummins Bradford racer Dean Harrison led the way in both Superbike and Supersport practice at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix today, as the action got underway at a dry Dundrod. The 29 year-old clocked a 132.451mph lap in the day’s final session, which combined the Superbike and Superstock classes, putting him ahead of the 131mph laps from Peter Hickman and Conor Cummins. The time came on the last of his 14 laps, in what was an impressive stint…

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