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Ulster Grand Prix: Dundrod 150 Superbike race cancelled due to deteriorating visibility

Michael Dunlop at the Ulster Grand Prix Superbike practice in Dundrod. Photo: Rowland White PressEye
Michael Dunlop at the Ulster Grand Prix Superbike practice in Dundrod. Photo: Rowland White PressEye
Michael Dunlop Hawk BMW during Superbike practice for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix at the 7.4 mile Dundrod Circuit. Picture by Brian Little/Press Eye
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod SUPERBIKE Practice Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: Dan Kneen
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod SUPERBIKE Practice Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: Michael Dunlop
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod SUPERBIKE Practice Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: Peter Hickman
William Dunlop in action at last August's Ulster Grand Prix. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod SUPERBIKE Practice Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: Bruce Anstey
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod SUPERBIKE Practice Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: William Dunlop
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th August 2016 Practice sessions for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix get underway. Pictured: Dave Hewson comes in from qualifying. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th August 2016 Practice sessions for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix get underway. Pictured: In Superbike qualifying, Michael Dunlop on his way to complete a qualifying lap to take the last place on the front row of the grid, behind Bruce Anstey on Pole, William Dunlop, and Ian Hutchinson. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th August 2016 Practice sessions for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix get underway. Pictured: Steve Mercer clinched a 12th place on the grid in the Superbike qualifying. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod SUPERBIKE Practice Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: Bruce Anstey
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod DUNDROD SUPERBIKE RACE Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: First lap leader Conor Cummins
Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye Motorcycle Road Racing ULSTER GRAND PRIX Venue: Dundrod DUNDROD SUPERBIKE RACE Date: 11th August 2016 Caption: Michael Dunlop out ahead of Bruce Anstey
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th August 2016 Practice sessions for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix get underway. Pictured: Sarah Boyes' Dad, takes her bike down to the start line. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

The Ulster Grand Prix's Dundrod 150 Superbike race has been cancelled due to deteriorating visibility.

The initial race had been red-flagged following an incident, which was not serious.

Earlier the Superbike Superpole session was also cancelled due long delays caused by mist.

Michael Dunlop had set the fastest times for the Superbike and Superstock classes practice sessions at Dundrod.

The Ballymoney racer secured pole on the BMW Superbike with 131.783, while Peter Hickman recorded a time of 131.063.

Update Superpole session confirmed for Saturday

Superbike practice times - 1 Michael Dunlop 131.783 mph; 2 Peter Hickman 131.063; 3 Bruce Anstey; 4 Ian Hutchinson 130.13; 5 Dean Harrison 129.92; 6 Conor Cummins 129.335.

Superstock practice times - 1 Michael Dunlop 121.625 mph; 2 Derek Sheils 120.779; 3 Steve Mercer 120.718; 4 Jamie Coward 120.19; 5 Conor Cummins 119.926; 6 Bruce Anstey 119.508

Supersport practice times - 1 Bruce Anstey 125.94 mph; 2 Ian Hutchinson 124.90; 3 Conor Cummins 124.53; 4 Dean Harrison 124.11; 5 William Dunlop 123.65; 6 Peter Hickman 123.58

Saturday 13 August race schedule - Roads closed from 09:30 BST to 20:30 for Ulster Grand Prix race meeting: Superstock (6 laps), Supersport Race 1 (6 laps), Ultralightweight/Lightweight (5 laps), UGP Superbike Race (7 laps), Supertwins (5 laps), Supersport Race 2 (6 laps), Superbike Race 2 (6 laps).

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