Published July 4, 2017
Written by: Ulster Grand Prix
With entries closing in just a few days I must say I am happy with how the list is shaping up. There might be a few surprises in there, watch this space for news in the next couple of weeks! In the meantime, if you want to take part in the world’s fastest road race then make sure you get your form in no later than 8th July.
It’s hard to believe it was 17 years on Sunday since Joey’s death. It seems a fitting tribute that his son Gary achieved his first podium at Skerries, only narrowly missing out on the top step to Derek McGee. What a weekend to do it, I must admit I was chuffed for him and hope to see the same form from Gary in a few weeks at Dundrod.
I’ve had a lot of good feedback over the last few days from those of you who were at our meet the riders event at Charles Hurst BMW Motorrad last Monday. The craic was awesome with a great bunch of riders. I always love to hear how much they enjoy the Ulster, it makes all the hard work and tough decisions worthwhile.
Speaking of decisions, this year there will only be two groups in the Supersport, Superstock and Superbike races instead of the usual three heading off down the Flying Kilo. The two groups will be larger, rather than reduce the entries, but I think it will make each race a little safer as it reduces any worry around backmarkers.
If you have any free time, we’ll happily take it off your hands! The hard work has started at Dundrod in preparation for the MCE Ulster Grand Prix and we’re always glad to see new volunteers. Call Ken on 07717 495274 if you can help, it would be much appreciated.