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Ulster Grand Prix 2015 - Results

Saturday 8th August 2015

Second win for Anstey in the headline Ulster GP Superbike race!

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Valvoline Racing by Padgett’s Motorcycles’ Bruce Anstey completed a fantastic double by taking the win in the shortened headline Superbike race on Saturday.  The popular Kiwi has now recorded wins 3 times out of the last 5 visits since taking up with the Padgett's team and has managed to maintain his incredible record of podiums at every Ulster GP, North West 200 and Isle of Man TT for the last 14 years.

Team mate Dan Kneen took a tumble at the hairpin in the race and was unharmed other than cutting his hand picking up the bike in order to get back to the pits.

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An additional celebration for Bruce's win was provided by a New Zealand spectator who performed the haka on the grid to the delight of the crowd.

Due to challenging conditions later in the day, Anstey was one among a number of riders who chose not to compete, Anstey instead turning up to the grid without a bike but a brolly in order to support his team mate.  Kneen rode brilliantly on the slippery track to take 6th place and record the 3rd fastest lap time.

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It's now a case of watch this space to see what's next on the team's 2015 agenda.

As always the team has worked incredibly hard to achieve its successes in 2015 and they would like to thank all their sponsors for their support and top quality products, without which, none of it would have been possible.

Finally, the team's thoughts are with the family and friends of Andy Lawson who tragically lost his life in the second Supersport race on Saturday.


Thursday 6th August 2015

Bruce Anstey wins as Guy Martin crashes out

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Bruce Anstey won Thursday's Dundrod 150 Superbike race after leader Guy Martin crashed out at Ireland's Corner on the last of the scheduled six laps.

Martin's injuries were described as "not serious" by the organisers following the high-speed incident.

The result was taken from the last lap which all the competitors completed, with the Tyco BMW rider excluded.

That left New Zealander Anstey the winner by 4.77 seconds from Isle of Man competitor Conor Cummins.

The Kiwi's fastest lap was 133.49mph, just shy of his five-year-old absolute lap record for the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit, which stands at 133.977.

Speaking about Martin's accident, Anstey commented: "Guy seemed to be struggling for grip and lost the back end and had a light high side."

The remainder of the scheduled five-race Dundrod 150 programme was scrubbed as the light began to fade around the course.

The opening event of the programme, the National race was halted because of a red-flag incident, the fifth of the day at that stage.

None of the riders involved are understood to have suffered serious injuries.

19th June 2015

Issued on behalf of The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club by Gatekeeper Public Relations:

Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix gets into gear with new and improved Bike Week line-up.  Packed programme of family fun and entertainment to take place from the 3rd-8th August

Fans of the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix can look forward to the biggest ever Bike Week at Dundrod this August, with more events and entertainment than ever before.

The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club has been working hard behind the scenes to improve Bike Week ahead of the 2015 races, creating a packed programme of events that has something for all ages.

From quizzes and classic bike displays to stunt shows and live music, there will be no shortage of action on or off the track, and the legendary Ulster Grand Prix atmosphere and ‘craic’ is not to be missed.  

Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix said: “We are constantly working to improve the fan experience at Dundrod and a big part of that lies in what we can offer fans when the racing stops.  We believe that this year we really do have the biggest and best Bike Week we’ve ever had, and with the improvements to camping facilities and bigger grandstands around the circuit it’s shaping up to be another great year.  Plus as always, we’ll have a host of top racing talent on the grid ready to do battle at the World’s Fastest Road Race.”

Bike Week at the Metzeler Ulster grand Prix runs from the

3rd – 8th August 2015

Bike Week programme 2015

Monday 3rd August

  • 7pm - Harley Davidson Event
  • 9pm - Quiz in aid of injured riders

Tuesday 4th August

  • 6.30pm - Classic bike display
  • 7pm - Night of Nostalgia exhibition and display

Wednesday 5th August

Dundrod 150 practice – roads close at 12 noon

Evening entertainment (£5 entrance fee)

  • 8pm - Young Guns event – Meet the future stars of Road Racing
  • 9pm - Night at the Races
  • Followed by live entertainment from The Good Times

Thursday 6th August

Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix practice – roads close at 10.30am

Dundrod 150 Races

Evening entertainment

  • 8pm – Magic show with Rodd Hogg
  • 8pm onwards – The UGP casino
  • 10pm - Miss UGP Finals
  • Followed by live entertainment from Stevie Johns

Friday 7th August

Family fun day

  • 11am - Meet the Riders event at Topaz Airport Road Service Station
  • 1pm - Hugo Duncan Show will broadcast live from the UGP paddock
  • 2pm - World Record Challenge
  • 2pm – Performance from the Purple Helmets stunt team in Lisburn
  • 5.00pm - Paddock walkabout
  • 7pm - Grass Track Racing (weather permitting)
  • 7pm - Trials bike display
  • 7pm - Performance from the Purple Helmets stunt team at the Nutts Corner Stock Car Track
  • 8pm - UGP Supporters Club chat show - legends evening
  • Followed by live entertainment from RJ Rocks the 80's & 90's

Saturday 8th August

Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix race day – roads close at 9.30am

  • CBX Club parade lap
  • Chequered Flag party in the evening
  • Live entertainment from High Time

There will also be a special exhibition of photographs from the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix running all week in the Lagan Valley Island Centre in Lisburn, so make sure you pop in and check it out!