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Ulster GP in line for new funding courtesy of Minister

By Staff Reporter

Published 23/11/2016

Front row of the grid: (from left) Ken Stewart of the Dundrod club, Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA, road racing star William Dunlop, Ian Paisley MP, Eddie Johnston of the Dundrod club and Alderman James Tinsley, of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, at the Dundrod circuit
Front row of the grid: (from left) Ken Stewart of the Dundrod club, Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA, road racing star William Dunlop, Ian Paisley MP, Eddie Johnston of the Dundrod club and Alderman James Tinsley, of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, at the Dundrod circuit

The MCE Ulster Grand Prix looks set to be next on the list for much needed funding following a meeting between the promoting Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club and Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA.

The news comes following recent funding for both the Vauxhall International North West 200 and Armoy Road Races.

Dundrod Club Secretary Ken Stewart met the Minister and MP Ian Paisley - a well-known advocate of local road racing - at the famous Dundrod circuit to discuss on-going plans for the world's fastest road race.

"We'd like to thank the Minister, Ian Paisley and also Alderman James Tinsley from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council for taking time out of their busy diaries for what we feel was a very positive discussion about the future of this important event," he said.

Minister Givan commented: "Safety is of paramount importance in road racing and I am always keen to listen to the ideas of organisers of our local races on new ways to make this sport safer for both the riders and spectators alike.

"I am committed to working with Ken and his team to ensure that the safety improvements required for the course are put in place."

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