Ulster Grand Prix
Practice for the Ulster Grand Prix Dundrod 150 Superbike race was terminated early on Wednesday due to heavy rains plaguing the 7.4-mile circuit just west of Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Coined as the World’s Fastest race, the Ulster Grand Prix was initially on delay Wednesday, but the riders eventually got some laps in at 7 p.m. local time.
2011 World Superbike Video
The biggest news this week in World Superbike is undoubtedly Castrol’s return to Honda. The two have a solid relationship since the 1959 Isle of Man TT, and the lubricant company is now back as title sponsor with Honda; the last time the two were united was 2002.
True Superbike Road Racing
Click video to watch Carl Fogarty ride his Ducati superbike around on the Ulster Superbike GP road course. Then hold on to your hats and watch the dramtic action and full race coverage from the 2009 Ulster Superbike Grand Prix in Ireland. MotoGP and World Superbike seem tame compared to this motorcycle racing action. The first motorcycle road races took place here in 1922 and they still continues today just outside of Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) had to wait until the second race of the day to take his first win in World Superbike, but it was worth the wait as the young rider from Northern Ireland held off the two factory Ducati machines at their home circuit. It was also Honda’s first win this season in WSB.
The 22-year-old rider could well have had two podium visits today, but because of unseasonable local weather Rea ended up having a very dramatic first race, which was started in wet conditions.