2016 Ulster Grand Prix Results
Coined as the “World’s Fastest Road Race,” the Ulster Grand Prix near Belfast in Northern Ireland is the ultimate test of man and machine. Raced on the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit that creates a loop on some fast public roads of Northern Ireland, Ian Hutchinson held the lap record of 133.975mph from his final ride aboard the TAS Suzuki GSX-R1000 back in 2010.
Many of the world’s fastest road racers like Guy Martin and Michael Dunlop have tried breaking that record, but all attempts were futile. This changed in 2016, though, when Tyco BMW S1000RR pilot Ian Hutchinson became the first rider in history to break the 134mph barrier.
Hutchy, a 14-time Isle of Man TT winner, set a new lap record of 134.089mph in Saturday’s second Superbike race. After earning the UGP Superpole, the Brit also went on to win three more races on his BMW S1000RR – the Superstock and two of three Superbike races. Hutchy also won a Supersport race aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6.
Speaking after the final six-lap Superbike race on Saturday, Ian Hutchinson said: “We’ve worked really hard with the time we’ve had and my bikes have been phenomenal today.
“When I was leading at the start I made a mistake but as soon as I started the last lap I just dug deep and tried to pull a gap. It’s brilliant to get four here, I’ve done three in a day before, but this is pretty amazing.”
But that wasn’t it for the BMW S1000RR. The bike also won the other two liter-bike class races at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix. Michael Dunlop, a 13-time TT winner, earned a Superbike win, and David Jackson the Dundrod 15 Challenge.