Ulster GP bosses announce 2018 race dates

Ulster Grand Prix bosses have this morning announced the race dates for 2018 and gave an indication some changes are on the way.

Practice sessions for the MCE UGP will take place on Wednesday, August 8 and the morning of Thursday, August 9, followed by racing that afternoon and on the main race day, Saturday, August 11.

“August 2017 saw some spectacular racing at Dundrod, with Peter Hickman scooping a hat trick of wins and the lap record around the 7.4 mile circuit broken three times in one week, eventually being secured by Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider Dean Harrison at 134.396mph,” said clerk of the course Noel Johnston.

“The early indications are that we drew a bigger, and more international audience at the event than ever before, which we’re delighted about. The challenge for us is to keep raising the bar year on year to ensure those people keep coming back to the event.

“Despite the high quality of the racing and the competitors this year, there’s always room for improvement and that’s why we’re working hard behind the scenes to make a few changes to our schedule for next year.

“I’m not yet in a position to confirm what we will be doing differently, but watch out for an announcement on October 2.”

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