Published August 1, 2017
Written by: Ulster Grand Prix
Firstly well done to the competitors and officials at Armoy for putting on a great show in some trying weather conditions.
Speaking to Davey Todd a few weeks back about coming to Dundrod, he told me that he wasn’t coming to make up the numbers and after his performance on Saturday I don’t think he was joking. He rode a blinder as did Joey Thompson, they’ve both got to be contenders for the best newcomers award at Dundrod.
Great news during the week that Lee Johnston is ready for battle around the hills of Dundrod, really pleased for him as he missed the racing last year due to a practice spill at the Lindsay hairpin on the RS 250. He will be riding his own Superbike and stocker and riding for Clive Padgett in the Supersport class.
It was great to see the world’s fastest female road racer, Patricia Fernandez in action at Armoy. She was trialling her new 1000cc bike before getting to the Ulster and I’d say it was a baptism of fire, a total eye opener for her! She’s now fired up and can’t wait to get to Dundrod and we’re looking forward to seeing her there.
The news has now been confirmed that Dan Kneen will be riding for Tyco BMW at Dundrod after weeks of speculation about who would ride for the Moneymore-based team following Hutchy’s injuries at the TT. Dan has been in amazing form and this is a great opportunity for him to show what he’s capable of at Dundrod.
It’s hard to believe that this time next week will be the eve of the first bikes getting out on the grid for the 2017 MCE Ulster Grand Prix. If you haven’t got your tickets yet they are still available to buy on Ticketmaster, you’ll also be able to get them on the approach roads to the circuit or at the race office in the paddock. Thank you in advance for buying your wristband, we really do rely on that income to make the world’s fastest road race happen!