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MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix: Anstey Triumph’s In Titanic Feature Superbike Race

Bruce Anstey took his tally of international road race victories to 35 today at Dundrod, with success in a thrilling feature Superbike race, following a titanic five way front running battle.

Holding off the attentions of the man of the moment Peter Hickman by 0.272 of a second, Bruce has taken of Ulster GP wins today, now up to 13 just one win behind Phillip McCallen’s tally of victories at the world’s fastest road race.

The Padgetts RC213V-S Honda never missed a beat around Dundrod; I have to state though in my opinion, a question that has been stated behind the scenes since 2016, should this machine be allowed within the Superbike class at international roads meetings?

We all have our own opinions, in essence it’s a production Moto GP machine, a prototype compared to the traditional Superbike’s.

With this in mind, it’s technically not a Superbike, still you can’t take anything away from another momentous Dundrod display from the roads genius, that is Bruce Anstey.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Finishing third behind Peter Hickman, Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison had the honour of becoming officially the world’s fastest road racer, with a quite incredible new lap record of 134.614 mph.

Manxmen Dan Kneen and Conor Cummins where fourth and fifth, whilst Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils also impressed finishing a more than creditable sixth.

Concluding the top ten, in a truly gripping, magnificent race where David Johnson, Jamie Coward, Sam West and Daley Mathison.

The most high profile retirement in the seven lap race was Michael Dunlop who’s tough MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix continues.

MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix – Feature Superbike Results:

1 Bruce Anstey
2 Peter Hickman
3 Dean Harrison
4 Dan Kneen
5 Conor Cummins
6 Derek Sheils
7 David Johnson
8 Jamie Coward
9 Sam West
10 Daley Mathison
11 Dan Cooper
12 Ivan Lintin
13 Michael Sweeney
14 Dominic Herbertson
15 Phil Crowe
16 Mark Goodings
17 Frank Gallagher
18 Michael Booth
19 Dave Hewson
20 Mark Parrett
21 Rob Barber
22 Fabrice Miguet
23 Adrian Clark
24 Kris Duncan
25 Forest Dunn
26 James Kelly
27 Alan Connor
28 Stephen McKnight
29 Donald MacFadyen

Words by Stevie Rial