Ian Hutchinson was back on the podium at the Ulster Grand Prix for the first time since 2010, as he enjoyed three productive days of competition on the fastest road racing circuit in the world.
Dundrod 150 superbike race, saw Hutchy gain a fantastic start going into race lead, from here he was involved in three way fight for victory with Guy Martin and Bruce Anstey, before mechanical issues struck forcing him out contention.
Photo by Rod Neill
Race day began with mechanical issues striking again, this time in superstock race. Opening supersport race saw the 11 times TT winner seal fifth place finish on Team Traction Control YZF R6 Yamaha.
Next up was the feature superbike race, following a great all round performance the 2015 superstock TT winner, held race lead by end of lap five, before the race was red flagged.
Bruce Anstey was declared feature superbike race winner, as race results where decided upon positions at the end of the fourth lap.
Still second place finish, means Hutchy has recorded podium finishes in every superbike race he has finished this year at the international road races, TT Races, North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix on the Paul Bird Motorsport ZX10R Kawasaki.
Supersport race two would see Ian make it back to back podium finishes, as he propelled the Team Traction Control YZF R6 Yamaha to third place finish, having battled for race lead with Lee Johnston, Glenn Irwin, Dean Harrison, Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop, Peter Hickman.
Final race of the meeting superbike race two, saw conditions around Dundrod turn wet and damp, due to this the 2013 Macau Grand Prix winner pulled out of the race, at the end of lap one.
Ian Hutchinson’s remarkable 2015 road racing season continued at the world’s fastest road race.
He’s proven this season, that’s he back where he belongs fighting for race victories. He’s established himself again as arguably the rider everyone has to beat to win an international road race.
Next pure road race meeting coming up for him, is the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, where in 2013 he secured a quite incredible victory.