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Published August 15, 2016

Written by: Ulster Grand Prix

MCE Insurance

MCE Insurance is the U.K.’s Number 1 for Motorcycle insurance. Based in Northamptonshire, England, and established In 1975, MCE have grown to become the U.K.’s best provider for motorcycle insurance, providing insurance for anything from scooters to sports bikes, motocross to monkey bikes, and more, they know the biking world inside and out, making them the perfect title sponsor for this year’s MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix 2016.

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Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Lisburn and Castlereagh Council are the residing council for the area of Dundrod, where the MCE Ulster Grand Prix is based. They are involved in the promotion of all events in the area and have been involved throughout the launch of this year’s MCE Ulstezr Grand Prix. Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council show great support towards the event, including through their sponsorship of Saturday’s Superstock race at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.

Big Ed and Council

 


Tourism NI

Tourism NI is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination. They have become involved with the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix to help attract visitors from within Northern Ireland and from the Republic of Ireland.


Ulster Grand Prix supporters club

The Ulster Grand Prix supporters club is run by a collection of dedicated members, who, since it’s establishment in 1963, have given a great deal their own time and effort to ensuring the running and organisation of Ulster Grand Prix’s present and future.

UGP Supporters club


TBF Thompson and Hitachi Construction Machinery UK

TBF Thompson and Hitachi Construction Machinery UK is a business dealing in automotive and plant industry throughout the island of Ireland. They have been operating for over 50 years and have acquired many well-known brands including DAF, Hitachi and Bomag. They are renowned for their excellent after-care and work alongside the Ulster Grand Prix to ensure a spectacular event.

TBF Thompson


Barron transport Services

Barron Transport is a leading Northern Ireland Haulage Contractor. Founded in 1970 and based on the Dublin Road in Antrim, they are known for their fantastic service locally, cross border, cross channel, into Europe and beyond. They specialise in Air Freight, Sea-Going Containers, Storage and Warehousing and Home Deliveries and are a continued support to the MCE Ulster Grand Prix through their sponsorship of the second supersport race at Saturday’s MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.


Plant Lubrication NI

Sponsors of the Dundrod 150 National, Ballinderry Upper based Plant Lubrication N.I., just minutes from the motorway, meaning the company is well placed to serve all of Northern Ireland. It has been providing quality lubricants for over 40 years, since it’s founding in 1974.

Plant lubrication


McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd.

McKinstry Skip Hire specialise in Waste Management and recycling, skip hire, waste services, Bio mass, duty of care and quarry products. While based in Nutt’s corner, the company has also got plants in Portadown and Belfast. McKinstry Skip Hire have been integral in reducing the amount of waste taken to landfill from 90% to a mere 10%, with 90% of waste they collect being reused or recycled. The McKinstry brothers are keen race fans, and co-sponsored Saturday’s first Superbike race at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.


Moira Bakery

Family run Moira Bakery doesn’t only produce a range of exquisite cakes, buns and breads, but also avidly supports the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, this year sponsoring the Ultralightweight/Lightweight race at the Dundrod 150.They supply fresh and delicious hand-made baked goods, to SPAR stores across Moira, Glenavy, Lisburn & Lurgan every week.

Moira Bakery


Around A Pound

Family run Around A Pound has stores throughout Newry, Banbridge and Newcastle. They are heavily involved in the MCE Ulster Grand Prix. Not only do they support the event, but also sponsor legendary Michael Dunlop and were proud sponsors of the final event of the day at the 2016 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, the second Superbike race.

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Maxwell Freight Services

Founded in 1975 by Thomas Maxwell Senior, Maxwell Freight Services has grown from one lorry to 50 vehicles and 280 trailers with drivers serving customers throughout the U.K. and Ireland. Today run by Tommy and Terry Maxwell, sons of Thomas Maxwell Senior, Maxwell Freight Services’ love of the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix is significant – They even painted one of their vehicles in homage to the event! This year Maxwell Freight Services sponsored the second Supertwins race at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.

Maxwell Freight Services confirm sponsorship of Supertwins race at MCE Ulster Grand Prix. L-R: Tommy Maxwell, Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the MCE UGP, Lee Johnston and Terry Maxwell.

Maxwell Freight Services confirm sponsorship of Supertwins race at MCE Ulster Grand Prix.
L-R: Tommy Maxwell, Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the MCE UGP, Lee Johnston and Terry Maxwell.


Topaz Airport Road Service Station

Family run Topaz Airport Road, which is located just miles from the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, provides both generous sponsorship and support of the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix. This year they kindly sponsored Thursday’s Dundrod 150 superbike race.

Topaz


SOS Restoration

SOS Restoration is the lifesavers after home crises, such as fire or flood. Generally working with insurance companies, they can provide repairs and restoration to damaged goods after disaster hits. Having even been involved in the repairs in post 9/11 America, SOS restoration is renowned worldwide for their fantastic service and quality. They were proud sponsors of this year’s Supertwins race on Thursday.

SOS Restoration


Centra Whitemountain

Based just minutes from the MCE Ulster Grand Prix course, Family run Centra Whitemountain are keen race fans. The family have been involved with road racing for many years, even having Guy Martin stay in their home before an event! This year, the family sponsored the first Supersport race on Saturday at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.

Centra whitemountain


UlsterSpeed Promotions Ltd.

Eddie Mateer and the team at Ulster Speed Promotions have consistently supported the Ulster Grand Prix throughout the years. Their sponsorship and promotion in Ulster Road Racing in focus have been vital to the growth and development of the event, providing sponsorship for Saturday’s national Ultralightweight/Lightweight race on Saturday, and announcing the launch of their new book on the history of Road racing – “A History of Ulster Road Racing In Focus”.

Ulster Speed Promotions


James Jamieson Construction

Scotland-based James Jamieson Construction proudly co-sponsored the first Superbike of the day at Saturday’s MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix. James Jamieson Construction provides a range of services in the building and construction sectors with a modern, well-maintained fleet of plant machinery. They can help with groundworks, including site clearance, excavation and demolition. They also supply and deliver high quality quarry material and are avid road-race, and MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix fans.

DGH Services


DGH Services

David Hanna of Craigavon based garage, DGH Services provides support and sponsorship to the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, this year sponsoring the Dundrod 150 challenge.

DGH Services