There will be a Guinness World Record attempt, at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, with a potential world record in prospect for the most various makes of motorcycles in one place.
The event taking place at Market Square in Lisburn on Saturday the 6th of August, starts at 11 AM. It’s a unique opportunity for pure road racing fans to take part, in what’s set to be a quite momentous event.
Photo by Rod Neill
Noel Johnston, Ulster Grand Prix, Clerk of the Course said:
“From Aermacchi to Yamaha riders, we’d like as many people as possible to register to take part in this world record breaking attempt.
We know that there are people planning to attend Bike Week from all over the world, and that many of the fans will ride their bikes over, so this is a great opportunity for people to get involved with the World’s Fastest Road Race.
Thanks to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council for allowing us to hold the attempt in Market Square, it will hopefully provide a great platform for us to engage with the public and get them excited about what Bike Week has in store.”
Councillor, Uel Mackin, Chair of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Development Committee added:
“The Council is delighted to once again welcome and show its support for the Ulster Grand Prix which contributes significantly to the economy and profile of the area with visitors travelling from far and wide to enjoy Bike Week.
To help mark the beginning of MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week 2016, we are encouraging riders to register in advance and attempt to break the current world record in Lisburn City Centre.
This event will also assist in the promotion of this year’s event and kick off proceedings.
On behalf of the Council I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the riders, teams and visitors involved in this international sporting event.
I would also like to thank all of the sponsors associated with the Grand Prix and welcome MCE insurance as title sponsor.
We wish everyone at the race an enjoyable time and hope the riders and their teams have a successful and safe Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week.”
Words by Stevie Rial