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Ulster GP Organisers Announce Charles Hurst Group Backing

Ulster Grand Prix organisers have announced, that the Charles Hurst Group, will be providing strong backing of the 2017 running of the world’s fastest road race.

The company’s Van Centre group will alongside Lexus Belfast, be the official vehicle suppliers, whilst Charles Hurst Motorcycles are providing title sponsorship, for the Dundrod 150, traditionally ran before Ulster GP race day.

To celebrate their involvement with one of pure road racing’s jewels in the crown, the Charles Hurst BMW Motorrad showroom on the 26th of June, will be holding a Meet The Road Riders, event.

Riders scheduled to attend include Michael Dunlop, William Dunlop, Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison, rising star Adam McLean and recent winner of the Joey Dunlop Championship at TT 2017, Peter Hickman.

Head of Business, for Charles Hurst Motorcycles, David White stated:

“It was an easy decision for us to support the MCE Ulster Grand Prix this year: The standard of racing is at the world class level as is the specification of the full week’s itinerary of fan-based, engagement and racing events. I know that our customers are just as excited about the partnership, if not more.”

Photo by Stephen Davison

Ulster GP, Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston added:

“Of course we’re delighted to announce the Charles Hurst Motorcycles Dundrod 150, and the wider partnership with Charles Hurst Group as an overall event partner, and I’d like to thank them for their support and commitment to the MCE Ulster GP.

I have to say I’m very much looking forward to driving the Lexus RX from now until Bike Week, it’ll certainly look the part closing the roads come 12th August.

We’re excited too about the event at the Charles Hurst BMW Motorrad showroom, which will showcase what we have in store this August for fans.

We’re expecting demand for tickets to be extremely high so please be quick to register or you might be disappointed!”

Gary Dunlop added his thoughts, about the latest positive news for the Ulster GP, he said:

“It’s great to see another local company get involved with the Ulster, and supporting the Dundrod 150, which is such an important national road race.

The team at Dundrod work so hard to make the event happen and I know they couldn’t do it without the support of big companies like Charles Hurst so their input is much appreciated.”

Words by Stevie Rial