Organisers of the MCE Ulster Grand Prix announced a special event yesterday with two-weight boxing World champion Carl Frampton and international road racer Lee Johnston to take place just days after the Jackal’s highly anticipated fight at the SSE Arena against Mexican Andres Gutierrez.
The duo will be interviewed live by the BBC’s Mark Sidebottom in the Grand Prix Marquee on Wednesday, August 9.
The event will take place in aid of F13K Cancer, a charity founded by Johnston that supports Marie Curie NI, with a minimum donation of £200 per table of 10.
Frampton said: “When the Conlon brothers and the JDM Group invited me to take part, I didn’t have to think twice.
“I have been friends now with Lee for over a year and I have enormous respect for both him and motorbike racing. All the money raised is going to Lee’s charity F13K Cancer and Marie Curie NI and I would encourage the racing community and general public to attend.”
Johnston said: “I’m happy Carl has agreed to get involved, he’s a top guy at the top of his game and getting such a big name from another sport will help keep the charity in the spotlight.”
Tickets for An Evening with Carl Frampton and Lee Johnston are available to purchase from JDM Management on 02890665664 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, an Audience with Alastair Seeley, King of the North West 200 will take place on Wednesday night in Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre at 7pm.
Organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Seeley will give an insight into his career, including his journey from his maiden victory at the North West in 2008 to becoming the most successful rider in the event’s history.
This is the highlight of a two-month exhibition in Alastair’s honour in the Civic Centre and Museum, open from Saturday 1st July and running to Thursday 31st August.
Elsewhere, the Neil Robinson Memorial race meeting hosted by the Mid Antrim 150 Club takes place at Bishopscourt this Saturday and Sunday (11am).
Essex rider Danny Buchan will take part, with Carl Phillips, Nikki Coates, Ali Kirk and club member Luke Johnston all likely to provide the main opposition.
And Armoy Road Racing Club have announced that First4Printing from Coleraine will sponsor the first Supersport race, while Kells based Torquetronix will support the Open race during the Roadside Kia Race of Legends meeting.