Published June 29, 2016
Written by: Ulster Grand Prix
I know a lot of you reading this are probably fed up with all the football that is going on at the minute, but being honest I think all the hype from supporters North and South have done this country proud,
Tourism Northern Ireland couldn’t pay for the positive publicity ‘our wee country’ has received the past few weeks.
For the small population in Northern Ireland we are famous for boxing above our weight and producing great riders at all levels and with JR and Eugene at world level right down to Scott Swann who got onto the podium at Knockhill, brilliant achievement for a kid of 13 years old.
At Dundrod we pride ourselves on giving a warm welcome to all our visitors that come to witness the greatest mass start in road racing at the world’s fastest road race.
We have tried over the years not to forget our grassroots for spectators and competitors alike. Apart from the Hairpin and Leathemstown bridge, the circuit hasn’t changed a bit since the MCE UGP moved to Dundrod in 1953, fast and flowing just the way the riders like it.
Great to see Lee Johnston getting a good run out in the supersport at Knockhill at the weekend. It is no secret that Lee wasn’t 100% fit at the North West and TT after his early season crash at Scarborough, but come August he will be ready to defend his man of the meeting title.
Work starts soon around Dundrod in preparation for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, we have a great bunch of volunteers that show up every year to transform it from a highway to a race circuit. If anyone can spare a bit of their time to help us it would be greatly appreciated, for more info contact Ken on 07710 864594.
I will have a lot of very exciting news coming up over the next couple of weeks, watch this space.