Ulster GP organisers are aiming to add North West 200 heroes Alastair Seeley and Glenn Irwin to the entry, at what’s set to be a thrilling week of action in August around Dundrod.
Following one of the all time great Superbike races at the North West 200, Ulster GP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston, who was keeping a close eye on the race, is optimistic that the Tyco BMW and Be Wiser Ducati riders, will be gracing the world’s fastest road race.
“Seeley is a record-breaker at the North West and brought his usual tremendous form to the circuit this year, which makes Glenn’s victory in the feature Superbike race all the more incredible.
It’s no secret that I’d love to have them both at the Ulster come August; they both expressed an interest last year so I’m hopeful we can make it happen.
I’ll be working on it over the next few weeks and if we can pull it off, they will certainly add an extra level of excitement to an already strong Superbike line up.”
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One of the riders in question, new international road race winner Glenn Irwin, recently said about the possibility of a return to Ulster GP competition.
“It felt amazing to get my first international road race win earlier this month at the North West.
It was incredible to experience so much home support and it’d be really cool to bring the Ducati to the world’s fastest road race in August.
I’ll be very happy if we can make it happen but ultimately it depends on how things are going at the MCE BSB championship as I fully expect to be in showdown which is around the time of the Ulster, so all things need to be considered.”
Dundrod Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston went onto add, his thoughts of a possible first Ulster GP appearance in multiple years, for Alastair Seeley.
“Alastair obviously has a very strong relationship with the Tyco BMW squad. He knows the bikes so well and then when it comes to Supersport, the Gearlink Kawasaki boys he’s had so much success with in the past are no strangers in the Dundrod paddock either.
It would be really interesting to have him in the mix in both classes.”
Words by Stevie Rial