BBC iPlayer: Friday evening, 07 August
Sportsound: Saturday 08 August, BBC Radio Ulster MW from 10.30am
Bikes! Ulster Grand Prix: Monday 10 August and Tuesday 11 August, BBC One NI, 10.35pm
Fans of the world’s fastest motorcycle road race – the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix – can keep up to speed with all of the thrilling action on BBC Sport NI. Can anyone beat New Zealander Bruce Anstey’s lap record at the famous seven-and-a-half mile Dundrod circuit where bikes reach speeds of over 200 mph.
An exclusive extra for this year will see a new programme available on the BBC iPlayer from Friday evening (August 07). It will offer race fans coverage of the Dundrod 150 races during the Ulster Grand Prix bike week.
On Saturday (August 08), Michael McNamee will be at the Ulster Grand Prix for Sportsound on BBC Radio Ulster. There will be live commentary on all the day’s races on BBC Radio Ulster and on bbc.co.uk/sportni with coverage starting at 10.30am and continuing throughout the day on MW1341.
BBC One Northern Ireland will also have highlights of all the racing in two special one-hour programmes on Monday (August 10) and Tuesday (August 11) at 10.35pm. Stephen Watson presents the action with expert analysis from Philip McCallen, the only man to ever win five races at the Ulster Grand Prix in one day. The commentary team is Dave Moore and former British Champion Adrian Coates.
The new exclusive iPlayer programme will bring viewers more of the spectacular action from Ulster Grand Prix bike week in the lead-up to the main race day on Saturday (August 08). It will showcase the breadth of talent across the week as 170 riders from 17 different counties descend on Northern Ireland for this international event.
Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix said:
“The BBC’s coverage of the Ulster Grand Prix is first class and we are delighted that they have agreed to host additional, exclusive content on the iPlayer.
“As the promoting Club, we are constantly seeking new ways to engage with our audience across a variety of platforms and this is a further outlet for motorsport fans to share in the experience of the World’s Fastest Road Race,” he added.
Jane Tohill, Executive Producer BBC Sport NI said:
“The Ulster Grand Prix bike week is a hugely popular event with fans and we’re delighted to be able to give them a chance to enjoy it across BBC Sport NI. We’re always looking at ways to enhance our coverage of it so this year we are offering an additional iPlayer exclusive programme as part of our package. We’ll have live commentary on BBC Radio Ulster and online of Saturday’s races and our two highlights programmes will wrap up all the action on BBC One Northern Ireland on Monday and Tuesday nights.”