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MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix – Ian Hutchinson Makes It Four Wins In A Day

Ian Hutchinson made it four wins in a day at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, with victory in the second superbike race.

Having battled his way to the front, he went into the sixth and final lap holding a very moderate advantage over Bruce Anstey.

The sixth lap of the race saw the Tyco BMW rider, record another moment of pure road racing history, as he set a blistering new Ulster GP lap record, with lap speed of 134.087 mph, the first ever 134 mph lap around Dundrod.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Finishing in second place 0.8 of a second behind, was Bruce Anstey on the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles RC213V-S Honda.

Michael Dunlop secured third position on the Hawk Racing S1000RR BMW, his lap speed of 133.978 mph set on lap six, makes him now the second fastest rider in history, at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Conor Cummins finished in fourth place, whilst Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison ended another highly productive meeting with fifth position.

Completing the top six finishers was Dan Kneen and the Mar Train Racing YZF R1M Yamaha.

Peter Hickman using his superstock JG Speedfit Kawasaki following the reliability problems with the big kwaka in the feature superbike race, finished a very creditable seventh.

Gary Johnson took the East Coast Racing S1000RR BMW to eighth place, whilst Steve Mercer lead the Devitt RC Express Racing challenge in ninth.

Finalising the top ten finishers during another thrilling Ulster GP superbike encounter was Derek Sheils, who has already wrapped up the Irish road race superbike championship title, with the Cookstown BE Racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki.

Outside of the first ten finishers, Dan Hegarty impressed again on the RTR Motorcycles Racing ZX10R Kawasaki finishing in 13th place.

Sam West 15th, Matthew Rees 16th and Mark Goodings 17th all enjoyed extremely positive performances.

Overall it’s been another top draw Ulster Grand Prix, there’s no doubt who this year’s meeting belongs to, Ian Hutchinson.

Now up to 28 international road race victories, he has showcased today at Dundrod why many people consider him a pure road racing legend.

MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix – Superbike Race 2 Results:

1 Ian Hutchinson
2 Bruce Anstey
3 Michael Dunlop
4 Conor Cummins
5 Dean Harrison
6 Dan Kneen
7 Peter Hickman
8 Gary Johnson
9 Steve Mercer
10 Derek Sheils
11 Derek McGee
12 Jamie Coward
13 Dan Hegarty
14 Rob Barber
15 Sam West
16 Matthew Rees
17 Mark Goodings
18 Brian McCormack

Words by Stevie Rial

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