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5th to 10th
August 2019
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To preserve the Ulster Grand Prix on the Dundrod Circuit

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The latest news from the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club

WIN an Hyundai i10 for £10

If you only spend £10 today, this is your 'must have' item! A fabulous way to support your race and be in with a chance to win this fantastic car.
 
Race fans have chance to win new Hyundai i10 at the 2019 fonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix
 
The 2019 fonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix is set to raffle a brand new Hyundai i10 car worth over £8,000, at this year’s event. Tickets will cost just £10 and are now on sale on the official https://ulstergrandprix.net website.
Click for More Details | Buy Now from ulstergrandprix.net
 
The i10 is being supplied by Daly’s Hyundai, Belfast, the official vehicle partner of the Ulster Grand Prix. 
Race fans can also purchase tickets directly from Daly’s, Belfast showroom and from the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters’ Club stand during Bike week.
 
The draw for the i10’s winning ticket will take place at 10am on August 10, the main race day of this year’s Dundrod event.
 
“The costs of staging a meeting like the Ulster Grand Prix are always increasing and as the race organisers we are constantly seeking ways to raise funds.’ UGP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston said.
“We are very grateful to Daly’s Hyundai for all the support they are providing in offering race fans the chance of winning a new car for just £10. Daly’s will also supply the official course cars for the event.”
 
“Daly’s Hyundai are delighted to be involved with the Ulster Grand Prix once again.” Sales manager, Kevin Daly said. The Daly family previously lived on the famous Dundrod circuit and, as race fans, are totally
committed to supporting the event.
 
“2018 was our first year as official vehicle sponsor and it was a huge success for us.” Kevin said.
“We had a lot of exposure for our cars and a great response so we are back for a second year with eight course vehicles and are looking forward to meeting the new owner of the i10 on August 10.”

Fri Jul 5 2019  

2019 Grand Annual Prize Draw

CONGRATULATIONS To the three lucky winners of this years Grand Annual Prize Draw

  • First Prize (£250) M Osborne
  • Second Prize (£150) Brian Forsythe
  • Third Prize (£100) Ian Tweed

The draw took place at our recent Annual General Meeting.

Also a big 'THANK YOU' to everyone who bought tickets. I don't need to remind any of you of the aim of the UGPSC - 'to preserve the Ulster Grand Prix on the Dundrod Circuit'. The monies raised by us, through you, go directly towards keeping the bikes on our world famous road circuit. The Grand Annual Prize Draw continues to be one of our major 'fundraising' activities.

Thank you again for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at Dundrod in August.

Sun Apr 28 2019  

Letter from Planning Appeals Commission

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - ACTION TO TAKE REGARDING THE PLANNING APPEALS COMMISSION LETTER

The Ulster Grand Prix and the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club will be organising a coordinated response to the Planning Appeals Commission's letter received.

Thank you to everyone who has made an enquiry about the recent letter that members and supporters have received from the Planning Appeals Commission. To continue to support our ongoing objection to the proposed cemetery on the Ulster Grand Prix circuit, we are happy to act as Agents on your behalf- if you so wish.

For your convenience, simply print the attached letter and fill in YOUR details in the first box.

If you wish to use the pro forma sent to you in the mail:

  • Fill in YOUR name and address.
  • Indicate you OBJECT to the planning.
  • Allow us to act as the Agent on your behalf by adding these details in the second box
  • Name of Agent- UGP Supporters Club & UGP
  • Address- Grand Prix House, 3/7 Hannahstown Road, Dundrod, Lisburn BT28 3TB
  • Email address: des@ugpsc.com

Lastly, tick the first small box:
'I wish to participate further in the proceedings and I/my agent will
submit a Statement of Case when requested to do so.

Note the closing date for returned forms is 4pm on Thursday 11th April.

Thank you for your help.

Sample PAC Objector/Supporter Pro Forma

Tue Apr 2 2019  

2019 Membership Renewal - REMINDER

The 2019 Membership Renewals were posted out some time ago.  This is just a quick reminder to anyone wishing to avail of the Exclusive Members Race Week Wristband Offer, that the closing date for applications is strictly close of business, Friday, 5 April 2019.

This is also the closing date for the return of Ticket Stubs and monies for the UGPSC Grand Annual Draw which will take place at our forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

UGPSC 2019 Membership Pack - £15.00 (18.00 Euro)
Metal Lapel Badge, Car Sticker and Race Card of Events

UGPSC Collectors Badges - £5.00 each (6.00 Euro)
4 individual UGPSC Logo badges

UGPSC Annual Prize Draw - £1.00 each (1.20 Euro)
Ticket Stubs and Monies to be returned no later than 5 April 2019

Prizes: First - £250; Second - £150; Third - £100

Exclusive Members Offer - £20.00 each (25.00 Euro)
Bike Week Admission Wristbands – maximum of 5 per member 
Closing date for offer strictly close of business, Friday, 5 April 2019

Fancy an i10 for a tenner? -Tickets £10.00 (12.00 Euro)
Ulster Grand Prix 2019 Fundraiser – Your chance to win a Hyundai i10 car

Sun Mar 31 2019  

2019 Bike Week Dates Announced

5th and 10th August

Next year’s UGP road races are to be held on the 5th and 10th August, the organisers have announced.

Four Ulster GP races are again scheduled for Thursday 8th August, including the first of the meeting’s three Superbike races, plus Supersport, Ultralightweight/Lightweight and Supertwins classes.

Seven races will run on Saturday 10th August including; Superstock, Supersport, Ultralightweight/Lightweight, Superbike, Supersport, Supertwins and Superbike.

Image: 2018 UGP Man of the Meeting Peter Hickman

Bike Week starts on 5th August, with practice sessions for all classes two days later on Wednesday 7th August and on the morning of Thursday 8th August, before the race programme begins.

Welcoming the announcement, star of the 2018 MCE Insurance UGP and Man of the Meeting, Peter Hickman, who romped to easy victories in both the 600 and superbike races said: “I’m already looking forward to racing back at the Ulster GP, it’s one of the best circuits on earth!”

The number of newcomers at the meeting will again be restricted this year and Superbike, Superstock, and Supersport races will only be open to international licence holders with national licence holders eligible to compete in the other classes.

Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston said: “My key message for everyone, but specifically 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 your place on the grid.

“Unfortunately, this year we had less than perfect weather conditions and had to delay and abandon some of the races on the Saturday. We were gutted for the fans and all the teams and riders that had travelled over for the event, it was very unfortunate after all the hard work that had been put into the event.

“With that said, we are looking forward to welcoming the tens of thousands of motorcycling fans from across the globe, that will descend on Dundrod for the 2019 UGP Bike Week.

“It’s always close racing and the track is a firm favourite among fans and riders alike, but there is so much more to enjoy during Bike Week, as it is five days packed with full of entertainment and activities for all ages.

“We will be posting an early bird package to our website in the next few weeks, offering a discount on wristbands and programmes – the perfect Christmas gift, for a racing fan or just someone who would love to sample the legendary Dundrod atmosphere. It’s not to be missed.”

 

http://ulstergrandprix.net/ulster-grand-prix-2019-race-week-date-announced/

Tue Oct 23 2018  

Super cemetery planning permission buried

Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club welcomed Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Planning Committee’s unanimous rejection of the proposed 96-acre super cemetery, on the Ulster Grand Prix Circuit.

photo: Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club, The Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club, and local Dundrod residents pictured outside Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Office following its unanimous rejection of the proposed 96-acre super cemetery, on the Ulster Grand Prix Circuit.

Des Stewart, Chairman of the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club, said there had been a groundswell of opinion against the cemetery among race fans: “More than 3,000 objection letters to the plans were handed over to Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council in 2016, signed by The Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club, the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club, promoters of the Grand Prix and the vast majority of local residents, who were united in their opposition to the planned cemetery site on Quarterland Road, Dundrod.

“Race fans far and wide felt so strongly about the impact these plans could have on this international event that they launched a ‘Don’t Bury the UGP’ petition, which has been supported by motorcycle fans around the world.”

The Ulster Grand Prix is one of the biggest annual outdoor events in Northern Ireland, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from across the world. The economic impact is significant; spectator spend alone generates an estimated £2.5 million every year, and there are more than 10,000 commercial bed nights.

 “The sheer volume of objections to the unpopular planning application and the packed gallery at today’s hearing, demonstrates the support and important social, cultural and economic impact the Ulster Grand Prix has in the area and to Northern Ireland tourism,” Mr Stewart added.

The inherent conflict between the economic benefits of the cemetery proposal and the existing benefits of the Ulster Grand Prix road racing event were weighed up by The Council Planning Committee and it was concluded that after the construction phase of the cemetery, economic benefits would be limited.

Apart from the potential negative impact the proposed cemetery might have on the Ulster Grand Prix, the application was also rejected on the basis that the nature, scale and lifespan of the proposed development is considered excessive and unacceptable.

The consultation process did not secure support from surrounding councils and it was not demonstrated that the additional burial capacity is required to meet the needs of the council area.

Lending his support Alderman James Tinsley, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council said: “Dundrod sits within my constituency, I am in total agreement with local residents and Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club that this plan is not viable.

“From day one local residents told the applicant in no uncertain terms that the proposal was not acceptable to them, due to the unsuitability of the site, road infrastructure, the area’s propensity for inclement weather and the harm it would cause to the local area and community.

“A super cemetery in this area is not compatible locally with farming, it would destroy the character of the local Dundrod village and since the application has gone in we’ve had two fatalities on the roads here, which are usually the first to be closed during snowfall in the winter months.”

Noel Johnston, UGP Clerk of the Course added; “We are pleased with the unanimous decision taken today by The Council Planning Committee to reject the cemetery in favour of the planning officers’ recommendation for refusal.

“I’d like to thank all of our stakeholders including the race fans and local residents who worked very hard to achieve this positive outcome for everyone but especially the Ulster Grand Prix.”

Tue Oct 2 2018  

Bike Week 2018

Bike Week 2018 gets underway next Sunday, so make sure you check out the packed schedule to see what's happening every day.

As well as all of the on track action there will be quizzes, grass track racing, motorcycle convoys and much more!

www.ulstergrandprix.net

Road closure Times

UGP Practice: Wednesday 8th August Roads closed 10.00am - open by 9.30pm

UGP Practice & Races: Thursday 9th August Roads closed 10.00am - open by
9.30pm

UGP Races: Saturday 11th August Roads closed 9.30am - open by 8.30pm

Mon Jul 30 2018  

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