2017 Manx GP : Saturday 26th August 2017 Practice & Qualifying Results and Average Speeds :

Results per class from today’s (Saturday 26th August 2017) Manx GP practice and qualifying session :

 

 

 

Check out our post on identifying a motorcycle and rider’s class on their number and back plate : https://tbni.blog/2017/08/26/manx-gp-and-classic-tt-number-plates-colour-schemes/

 

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Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival : 9th – 10th September 2017 at Killalane

East Coast Motorcycling Club : Press Release :

The East Coast Motorcycling Club is delighted to announce that they are running 2017’s Irish road race finale. The circuit previously run as Killalane road races, which was the traditional road race season closer, is now the Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival. Following a brief sabbatical in 2016, this new Killalane circuit race will take place this year on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017.

The new East Coast Motorcycling Club was formed in 2016 following the cancellation of the Killalane Road Races last year, with a view to ensuring this fantastic annual motorcycle racing event, held since 1984, was retained as the finale on the Irish road race calendar.

This two day road racing festival kicks off with practice races on Saturday, followed by two of the first official races, which includes two non-championship races for 125’s and a 600cc race in memory of Darren Lindsay.

On Sunday 10th a packed programme of ten races for Junior and Senior Support classes, Classics, Supertwins, 400’s / 250’s, 600’s and Open Superbike Classes.

This makes for a fantastic day’s road racing on this famous 3.6mile southern Irish road race circuit. Past winners over the 32 years of the event reads like a who’s who of Irish motorcycle racing including the legendary Joey Dunlop and his brother Robert and the late great Flying Finn, local boy Martin Finnegan. More recently it’s been Ryan Farquhar, with the Dunlop brothers William and Michael.

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2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Saturday Race Session Results and Timings

When the Roads Close : Ulster Grand Prix and Dundrod 150 Road Races

For full and detailed qualifying times check out :

Wednesday 9th August 2017 Practice and Qualifying Sessions :

https://tbni.blog/2017/08/11/2017-mce-insurance-ulster-grand-prix-qualifying-session-wednesday-9th-august-2017/

Thursday 10th August 2017 Practice and Qualifying Sessions :

https://tbni.blog/2017/08/11/2017-mce-insurance-ulster-grand-prix-qualifying-session-dundrod-150-races-thursday-10th-august-2017/

Thos previous 2 days of qualifying have brought us to the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix Saturday Race Day and here’s how that panned out.

The schedule was as follows :

Ulster Grand Prix Race Schedule 2017
Ulster Grand Prix Race Schedule 2017

It really was an epic day’s racing the highlights for me were two fold.  Firstly – Bruce Anstey taking a Superbike win and secondly – Davy Morgan taking the lightweight win on his 250 Honda!  Epic.   Make sure to check out my galleries from every qualifying session and each race!  Lat year I was disappointed in the Ulster Grand Prix for many reasons, however that is all in the past, the 2017 UGP Saturday Race Day was – simply – outstanding.

Bruce Anstey wanted his overlap record back and he got it with a 3.18:249 lap – that’s an average speed of 134.396 mph.  However that record only sttod for a lap then Dean Harrison came in with a blingingly quick 134.614 mph lap that took 3.17:928 minutes complete and also took the overall lap record.

Another absolutely noteworthy rider is Peter Hickman – his first outing on the roads and already a Superbike win (and a couple of others) already under his belt

Check out my Facebook Page for a few videos – every race is featured :

https://www.facebook.com/tbnicouk/

But without further ado here are the results for each race :

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11/08/2017 : Statement from the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club on injured riders.

Praying for a full and speedy recovery for both riders.

The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club can confirm that two riders remain in a critical condition in hospital following two separate racing incidents.

Stephen Lynd from Templepatrick, Northern Ireland was injured after a crash during a Dundrod 150 practice session.

Gavin Lupton from Otley in West Yorkshire was injured after a crash during the Dundrod 150 Challenge race.

Further information about the two riders will be issued in due course.

2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session & Dundrod 150 Races : Thursday 10th August 2017

When the Roads Close : Ulster Grand Prix and Dundrod 150 Road Races

With qualifying completed on Wednesday for the Dundrod 150 Road Races, the Thursday session sees thoses races coupled with a qualifying session for the Ulster Grand Prix.

The schedule is a busy one with Supersport, Superstock and Superbikes all scheduled for a qualifying session for the Ulster Grand Prix then 5 Races planned for the Dundrod 150.

Charles Hurst Motorcycles Dundrod 150 Race Schedule : Thursday 10th August 2017
Charles Hurst Motorcycles Dundrod 150 Race Schedule : Thursday 10th August 2017

 

Firstly here is how the qualifying sessions panned out :

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