I was really pleased to see William Dunlop getting two wins at in the Supersport class at Armoy at the weekend, it is the confidence booster he needed before next week’s MCE Ulster Grand Prix. William’s season started off badly, having to step up to the mark at the 11th hour and put together his own team, his off at the TT wasn’t part of his pre season plans either.
Despite all of that, he really looked comfortable on the 600 and must surely be considered as a podium contender at Dundrod.
Michael is in a different class on his BMW Superbike and being honest he must start as favourite for the Superbike races. I’ve no doubt though that Hutchy, Bruce and Peter Hickman will all be arriving at Dundrod with the same goal, to stand on that top step after the Superbike race.
Talking to Lee Johnston during the week and I’m glad to say that he is back to full fitness after his off at Scarborough earlier in the season. After his three wins last year he will be a serious threat in all classes.
This year we went down the route of selling wristbands and grandstand seats through Ticketmaster and I must say the comments I have received are all very positive on how professional this service is. If you haven’t already purchased online don’t worry, as wristbands will be available from Topaz Airport Road Service Station and also at Whitemountain Centra Service Station. You’ll also be able to buy them on the approach roads to the circuit on race days.
Sam West is making his debut at Dundrod this year on board the Ice Valley machines. Paul Shoesmith’s partner Janet is determined to carry on the team for the remainder of the season in memory of Paul, she is a very brave and determined lady and I give her my utmost respect.