Commemorating the Ulster Grand Prix’s 100th Birthday, a celebratory day ran jointly by the Ulster GP Supporters Club, Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, toasting the world’s fastest road race distinct, unique place in pure road racing’s history is due to take place on the 20th August.
The hub of activity for the event backed by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, which commences from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (20th August), will be the traditional Ulster GP paddock area.
Star names due to be in attendance include fastest TT newcomer in history Glenn Irwin, Ray McCullough BEM and legendary New Zealand racer Bruce Anstey.
Additional highlights for those attending include a sumptuous mix of iconic machines and a 100-rider strong, 100th Anniversary demonstration lap around the much-loved Dundrod course.
For those keen to take part in this, further information is available via the Ulster Grand Prix’s official website.
Whilst the UGP hasn’t taken place since 2019, it’s great to see its rich racing history set to be celebrated next month.
Hopefully one day in the foreseeable future, the former Grand Prix, F1 World Championship meet returns, road racing fans, aficionados, countless reporters, marshals, teams, racers hope so.
Photo credit: Rod Neill
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou