Ulster Grand Prix set to celebrate centenary

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100 years of Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle racing will be celebrated in August with a dedicated day at the Dundrod circuit.

Organised by the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club and the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club with the support of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, the centenary event will run from 11am until 5pm on on Saturday, August 20 with free admission.

13 times Ulster winner, Bruce Anstey, will be joined by BSB and road racing star, Glenn Irwin alongside a line-up of other road racers from past including Ray McCullough BEM, the winner of the last 250cc World Championship race at Dundrod in 1971.

A large collection of classic and racing machinery will also be on display, including at least one machine from every decade of competition at the Ulster. While 100 riders will officially have the opportunity to take part in a special ride-out lap of the 7.4 mile Co. Antrim circuit to mark the occasion, which still retains the title as the World’s Fastest Road racing course.

Head to the UGP Web Site, www.ulstergrandprix.net for details on how to purchase the limited entry to the ride out.