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By Kyle White, Belfast Newsletter. A winding up petition has been issued against the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, the News Letter can reveal. The development is another setback for the future of the Ulster Grand Prix road races and comes after confirmation last month that the event had been cancelled. With outstanding liabilities in

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It is with great regret the organisers of the Ulster Grand Prix, the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, must announce the race will not take place in 2020. Despite numerous meetings in recent months with councillors, MLAs, MPs and Ministers and other interested parties, we have been unable to find the necessary financial support to

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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter     Noel Johnston has stepped down from his role as Clerk of the Course of the Ulster Grand Prix with immediate effect. Johnston announced his decision in a statement issued to the media on Friday. It read: “Further to the recent Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club AGM, I have

By Roy Harris Belfast Telegraph.   The famous Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod looks to have reached the end of the road. Officially in the record books as the world’s fastest road race, the UGP is saddled by debts of £300,000 with hopes of a rescue package fading. Despite their hopes of a reprieve, a

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By Roy Harris Belfast Telegraph. It may be too late for this year but the historic Ulster Grand Prix can still be saved in time for its 2022 centenary. With the event facing crippling debts in the region of £300,000, it seems impossible it will be saved this year with riders still awaiting payment for

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Ulster Grand Prix organisers have said that the meeting’s future remains in doubt despite talks in recent months aimed at securing funding for the cash-strapped road races. In November, it was revealed that  debts in the region of £250,000 had created a major financial crisis for the event. A statement from the organising Dundrod and District

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By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter  Peter Hickman set a scorching new world road racing lap record in excess of 136mph at the 2019 Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod. Riding the Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR, the 32-year-old re-established the 7.4-mile course as the fastest road race in the world after lapping at 136.415mph on his way

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter A number of top names have already confirmed their plans for next season as the 2020 line-up for the international road races begins to take shape. Peter Hickman will be the man with the biggest target on his back after the British Superbike contender had a year to remember in

By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter The Ulster Grand Prix is facing a “major financial crisis” which has placed the future of the historic road race in serious jeopardy, it has been revealed. Robert Graham, Chairman of Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, said the event was in imminent danger of “disappearing from the road racing calendar”.

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Provisional Dates Announced For The 2020 Irish Road Racing Season.   The Cookstown 100 traditionally kicks off the season and will take place on April 24th -25th around the 2.1-mile Orritor course in County Tyrone. Only a week later, the action moves up the road to Tandragee 100 just outside of Portadown on 1stst &