Irish road racing 2024 style, will hopefully feature multiple prestigious meetings but there is once again a glaring omission, the world’s fastest road race, the Ulster Grand Prix.
A statement issued tonight, by the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, reads as follows:
“It is with regret that the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club must announce the Ulster Grand Prix will not take place during 2024.
Despite recent positive negotiations with stakeholders of the event, the club has been left with no choice but to take this course of action given motorcycle sport’s ongoing insurance issues and a lack of sufficient time to find a solution to these challenges.
The DDMC remains committed to reviving the Ulster Grand Prix and will continue to work towards achieving that goal.”
It’s now five years since action took place at Dundrod. Back in 2019 Peter Hickman dominated, taking seven race wins plus recorded a scintillating new outright lap record of 136.415 mph.
Fingers crossed, positive times return in years to come for one of pure road racing’s ‘Majors’.
Photo credit: Rod Neill
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou