Patricia Fernandez sets herself fast target at Ulster GP
American racer Patricia Fernandez believes she can build on her impressive debut at the 2014 Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix and stake her claim for the title of Dundrod's fastest woman when she returns to the circuit this August.
The 29-year-old is in only her third season as a professional racer but has already won a number of short-circuit championships in the US and, despite having only one year of real road racing experience, she has set herself high targets for 2015.
Fernandez said: "When I first arrived at the Ulster I was really determined to break the fastest female lap time, but with the weather and missing a couple of sessions I lost out on some valuable track time, that might just have helped me to reach my goal.
"This year I'll be back stronger and wiser. I've now ridden the circuit so I have a much better idea of what to expect. Hopefully after a few laps I'll shake the cobwebs away and I can pick up where I left off."
Fernandez currently races in the Moto America Superstock 600 series, but will return again with the Lisburn-based Magic Bullet Racing Team for the Ulster Grand Prix, riding a Yamaha R6 in the Supersport class.
"As a racer and motorcycle fan in the USA we always hear stories of races like the Ulster and the Isle of Man, but there aren't many who get to experience it first hand," added Patricia.