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Hickman excited as UGP dates announced


By Roy Harris

Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Ulster Grand Prix, have announced that their road races will be held on August 8-10, 2019.

Four races will be held on Thursday August 8, including the first of the meeting's three Superbike races, plus Supersport, Supertwins, combined Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight.

On Saturday August 10, there will be seven races including two Superbike, two Supersport, Superstock, Supertwins, combined Ultra Lightweight and Lightweight.

Race week begins on Monday August 5, with practice for all classes two days later. Practice continues on Thursday morning.

Peter Hickman, this year's Man of the Meeting and a double winner of Supersport and Superbike races during a curtailed event, said: "I'm looking forward to getting back to Dundrod, it's one of the best circuits on earth."

The number of newcomers at the meeting will be restricted and Superbike, Superstock and Supersport are only open to international licence holders, with national licence holders eligible for the other classes.

Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston said: "My key message to everyone, but especially to newcomers, is that Dundrod is an extremely fast and technical circuit which must be treated with respect and that means doing a serious amount of groundwork before taking to the grid."

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