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Elkin is eyeing repeat Dundrod success

By Stuart McKinley

Christian Elkin has signalled his intent to savour more success at the world famous Dundrod circuit this summer. Last year the Bob Wylie Racing rider led the practice times in the Ultra Lightweight class at the Plant Lubrication Dundrod 150, clocking an impressive 100.726mph lap before the weather intervened.

He was also the runaway winner of that class in the MCE Insurance Ulster GP and he will return to the meeting in August with his sights on more glory.

"I'm really looking forward to getting to Dundrod," said Elkin, as he helped Plant Lubrication (NI) announce their backing of the Dundrod 150 for a third year.

"I comfortably won the Ultra Lightweight last year and am very much hoping to repeat that this year. We've done a lot of work on the Honda and I think we can go a bit quicker.

"It's hard to say who the main competition will be this year. Adam McLean will be fast, as will Paul Jordan. He does a lot more on the roads than me during the year, I stick with just three races.

"Dundrod is my favourite to compete at, it's so fast and flowing with such a mix of all sorts."

Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix and Plant Lubrication Dundrod 150, said: "We're very glad to have Plant Lubrication back on board.

"It's especially gratifying to hear that existing sponsors want to continue their involvement with our event, it shows we're doing something right."

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