Plant Lubrication (NI) Ltd are the title sponsors of the 2016 Dundrod 150 road races.
It’s the third year in a row that the Lisburn based company has backed the meet, that traditionally takes place before race day at the Ulster Grand Prix.
Alan McCaffrey, Plant Lubrication (NI) Ltd, Director said:
“We’re very proud to continue our association with this major international event that is right on our doorstep. We love road racing and it has given us a great opportunity to promote our business so all in all it’s a great fit.
We also support Christian Elkin who is a high performer around the Dundrod circuit, so that link is important to us too.”
Photo by Stephen Davison
Christian Elkin backed by Plant Lubrication (NI) Ltd, set to compete for Bob Wylie Racing around Dundrod, added:
“I’m happy to help launch this renewed partnership, it’s mutual support and collaboration that makes this sport work. I’m really looking forward to getting to Dundrod. I comfortably won the Ultra Lightweight last year and am very much hoping to repeat that this year.
We’ve done a lot of work on the Honda and I think we can go a bit quicker.
I really enjoy the smaller classes, and think they’re pretty important in terms of new talent learning the ropes before getting on a big bike.
It teaches you so much and it’s infinite what you can actually change and learn with your gearing and suspension.
It’s hard to say who the main competition will be this year, Adam McLean will be fast, as will Paul Jordan. He does a lot more on the roads than me during the year, I stick with just three races.
Without a doubt Dundrod is my favourite to compete at, it’s so fast and flowing with such a mix of all sorts, just amazing.”
Ulster Grand Prix, Clerk Of The Course, Noel Johnston, commented on the latest exciting development, for the 2016 MCE Insurance Ulster GP race week.
“We’re very glad to have Alan and the team at Plant Lubrication back on board.
It’s especially gratifying to hear that existing sponsors want to continue their involvement with our event, it shows we’re doing something right and that it is beneficial for these local companies to be associated with us.
Thanks also to Christian Elkin for helping us launch the partnership. This guy was in a league of his own at Dundrod last year, and we all look forward to seeing what he can do on the Triumph in the Moira Bakery Ultra Lightweight on the Thursday, and Ulster Speed Ultra Lightweight on the Saturday.”
Words by Stevie Rial