The countdown is on for the race that riders and fans have been waiting for since 12th August 2017 – The 2018 MCE Ulster Grand Prix.
Will it be lap record holder Dean Harrison picking up where he left off last year on the top step, or will 2017 Man of the Meeting Peter Hickman take the spoils?! We can’t forget about Conor, Michael and Lee who are all fired up and raring to go. With Superbike, Supersport, Supertwin and Lightweight/Super Lightweight races on Thursday the racing will definitely not disappoint!
The Supertwin class is wide open for a winner and always provides great racing at Dundrod. Featuring Dan Cooper, Derek McGee and Joey Thompson on the Paton (I can’t wait to hear it roaring through the start finish line!) I’d say it’s anyone’s for the taking. The action will be repeated on Friday night as the BBC will be doing a special highlights programme. Unfortunately Hutchy has decided to sit this year out and concentrate on getting back to full fitness for next season. Being honest I’m happy with his decision and feel it’s the right one for him.
This year I can confirm we have 122 competitors and 19 countries being represented. This is a record number of nationalities and something we are very proud of!
I am also pleased to announce this year’s car partnership with Daly’s Hyundai, Belfast. This is a family owned business and a partnership that is closer to home. The Daly family home used to be on the Dundrod circuit, and growing up around the Ulster Grand Prix they have decided to become part of the action. We are very grateful and I personally am looking forward to my week putting the i30n performance through its paces! I have already had a test run and I can assure you it will turn heads – even those of the traffic branch!
VIP Hospitality tickets are still available for the Thursday evening. To purchase contact UGP hotline on 07922 902081 and quote 134:614 for a discounted rate.
Finally I’d like to wish Bill Kennedy and his team good luck for a safe 10th anniversary Armoy. Where have those 10 years gone?