Dates set for 2016 Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod

Ulster Grand Prix podium
Bruce Anstey is flanked by Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston after winning a Superbike race at the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix

The 2016 Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week will take place from 8-13 August.

The main events will be practices on Wednesday 10 August, practices and the Dundrod 150 races on Thursday 11 August and the UGP on Saturday 13 August.

"We've already had a lot of enquiries from riders and fans so this will help them plan ahead," said clerk-of-the-course Noel Johnston.

"We've planned the racing to accommodate the British Superbike Championship," he added.

"That's something that has become increasingly important for us."

"More and more riders are coming to Dundrod and switching from short circuits for the roads, so we want to avoid any conflicting schedules."

The 2016 dates are subject to formal agreement by the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (MCUI) which will be confirmed at their upcoming inter centre conference, and the event will again be organised and promoted by the Dundrod & District Motor Club.

The 2015 meeting saw Fermanagh racer Lee Johnston take three wins on his way to the overall man of the meeting crown, while British Superbike star Peter Hickman also scored his maiden international road race win in the final race of the day.

The evergreen Bruce Anstey continued his impressive record on the roads with yet another Superbike win, while in the Supertwin class Derek McGee took a popular victory.

Anstey still holds the absolute lap record for the 7.4-mile circuit at a speed of 133.977mph from 2010.

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