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Glenn Irwin Confident Of Ducati’s Dundrod Potential

Glenn Irwin is confident that the Panigale Ducati, can be a front runner at the fastest road racing circuit in the world, Dundrod.

Glenn who at last years Ulster GP wrapped up podium finishes in the supersport races, is at present not anticipated to compete at this years running of the world’s fastest road race.

He’s not discounting though the possibility of piloting the Be Wiser Ducati, he said:

“We can’t say too much right now, but hopefully it happens. We might be there racing, but ultimately its Paul’s decision and if he wants the Ducati there, I’ll be there.

The focus for now is on the British Championships. I’m starting to get a good feeling with the bigger bike and I’m learning every time I throw my leg over the bike.

The Ulster is where I started my road racing career and I’ve always received so much support from everyone involved, so it’s an event that’s really important to me.

I’m delighted to be an ambassador once again and as always I’ll be doing my part to promote the World’s Fastest Road Race.”


Commenting on the roads potential of his possible Ulster GP mount, Glenn said:

“I’ve heard a few people say that the Panigale isn’t a road racing bike, but to be honest I’m not so sure.

Maybe it’s not a TT bike, but now I’ve ridden it I definitely think the Ducati has a lot of characteristics that would suit fast, flowing road circuits like Dundrod.

It has so much torque and it’s like a missile in every gear, so I think it would work well.”

Noel Johnston, Ulster Grand Prix Clerk of the Course, added:

“Glenn is one of our brightest young racers and we’re proud to be able to offer him our support once again for 2016.

He has stepped up into one of the world’s most competitive championships and it’s a fantastic platform for us to promote the Ulster Grand Prix, so fingers crossed Glenn can get some good results.

He’s got the team, the bike and the talent to do it, and I know there are a lot of fans that will be cheering him on.”

There’s no doubt that if Glenn Irwin, competes at the 2016 Ulster Grand Prix, it would add another exciting factor to an already world class line up, for the third international roads meeting of the year.

Words by Stevie Rial

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