Ulster Grand Prix
Just as in day one of the 2011 Ulster Grand Prix, consistent rain caused some problems. First, the early practices were delayed, the Superbike field dominated by Relentless Suzuki’s Guy Martin.
But Mother Nature didn’t only cause issues for the second practice sessions as they did in the first on Wednesday; it also affected the Dundrod 150 Superbike race.
The Ulster Superbike riders were only able to complete one lap just after 7 p.m. on the 7.4-mile circuit just west of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Due to poor visibility, the Ulster GP Superbike race was red flagged.
Going into the Dundrod 150, Guy Martin was fastest, starting from the pole position; Martin posted a Superbike time of 120.17 mph for the Ulster GP, coined as the world’s fastest motorcycle race.
Starting second was Cameron Donald (Honda), who averaged a 119.69 mph, with Honda TT Legends rider Keith Amor third after averaging a 117.84 on the Ulster Grand Prix circuit.
Although Amor had a promising position, he decided to not race in the Dundrod 150 Superbike race following his sighting lap.
As for his teammate, 17-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness, he began the race from tenth, but couldn’t put on a good performance due to the rain.
The next races at the Ulster GP are scheduled for Saturday.
Saturday Ulster GP Races:
- Race 1 – Superstock race
- Race 2 – Supersport Race 1
- Race 3A – 250cc Race
- Race 3B – Supertwins Race
- Race 4 – UGP Superbike Race
- Race 5 – Supersport Race 2
- Race 6 – Superbike Race 2