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Ulster Grand Prix 2015 – Facts Round Up

Following a thrilling 2015 Ulster Grand Prix, here are some facts from this year’s competition around Dundrod.

Having secured feature superbike victory, Bruce Anstey is now up to 11 Ulster GP victories.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Plus following feature superbike success, the pure road racing legend is now a 31 times international road race winner.

Lee Johnston’s hat trick of victories moves him up to six international road race victories in total.

Ian Hutchinson’s second place finish in opening superbike race, marked the notable feat of securing at least a podium finish in every superbike race which he has finished this year at international road races.

Competing for only the second time around Dundrod, Peter Hickman joined the exclusive club of riders to have lapped in the 133 mph bracket, at the world’s fastest road race.

Peter piloting TROOPER backed MV Agusta sixth place finish in opening supersport race was the best result for an MV Agusta at an international road race since the late but great Martin Finnegan’s fourth place finish in 2007 superstock TT.

Dan Cooper his first international road race podium finish in super twins race, as he finished a fine third following highly accomplished display on CMS Racing ER6 Kawasaki.

Leading non BMW mounted rider in superstock race, was 2014 winner Dan Kneen on Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

Bruce Anstey’s feature superbike victory was the fourth time in the 2010’s that Padgetts Racing have been victorious in the blue riband Ulster GP race.

Newcomers to the Ulster GP Horst Saiger, John Ingram, Jochem Van Den Hoek and Jonathan Howarth all broke the 124 mph barrier.

Daley Mathison was leading Suzuki mounted rider in second supersport race, following 13th place finish on Hol Taj backed GSX-R 600 Suzuki.

Mar Train Racing’s Dean Harrison propelled the all new YZF R1M Yamaha to lap speed of 130.544 mph during superstock race.

First six finishers in superstock race where all S1000RR BMW mounted, Lee Johnston in 1st, Peter Hickman 2nd, Michael Dunlop 3rd, William Dunlop 4th, Keith Amor 5th and David Johnson in 6th.

Stephen McKnight was leading Suzuki mounted rider in super twins race, finishing a highly creditable tenth.

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