Next generation international road racer Josh Daley, has recently reflected on his first time competing at the world’s fastest road race, the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.
Fifth within the Dundrod 150 National race, the Wigan based rider piloting his own teams ZX-6R Kawasaki, went onto wrap up very creditable 22nd and 20th place finishes, in the Ulster GP Centra Whitemountain/Barron Transport Services Supersport races.
Along the way lapping in excess of 121 mph, he was firmly amongst the leading newcomers, to the iconic roads of Dundrod.
Photo by Paul Woodlock
Looking back on an accomplished Ulster GP debut, Josh said:
“Without doubt, the Ulster GP is the best road race in the world and I’ve loved the event so to come away with the results I have is very pleasing indeed.
The course has a bit of a short circuit element to it and it’s just great fun from start to finish. It’s fast and flowing and I was able to improve my speeds throughout, building up gradually with each and every lap.
The National race was a great way to kick things off whilst I was delighted to lap at more than 121mph on Saturday.
I made a slight mistake in the second Supersport race and dropped back to dead last but seeing riders in front of me gave me something to chase and to finish in the top twenty was a great way to conclude the meeting and I can’t wait to be back.
Obviously, Jamie’s accident but a dampener on everything and it’s a great loss to the sport and, of course, to his family and friends.”
Words by Stevie Rial