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Record 170 riders to line up on Dundrod UGP grid

By Staff Reporters

The Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix has announced a record number of entries for the world’s fastest road race this August 3-8, with more than 170 riders representing 17 countries.

Some of the biggest names in road racing are among them, including fan favourite Guy Martin and local hero Michael Dunlop, his brother William, Ian Hutchinson, Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston.

The event, one of only three international road races in the world, will also see around 50,000 spectators line the Dundrod circuit over the course of Bike Week.

Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston said: “I’m very pleased with our final entry list this year, which has a record 170 competitors taking part in five races at the Dundrod 150 national road races and seven races during the international Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix.

“As always, the calibre of entries is outstanding. From the established names to the newcomers, we’re in for some great racing.

“We’re also looking forward to welcoming teams from as far away as Canada, the USA and New Zealand to Northern Ireland.

“The Ulster Grand Prix is one of the largest local outdoor sporting events, and its popularity shows no sign of waning, in fact many fans and competitors will tell you it’s their favourite event. It offers a superb opportunity to showcase not only what the world’s fastest road race has to offer, but also Northern Ireland as a destination.”

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