Statement from The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club : 21/08/2017 – Gavin Lupton

Rest in Peace Gavin Lupton.

It is with much sadness that the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club has learned that English rider Gavin Lupton has succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the Dundrod 150 Challenge race on Thursday 10th August.

The 37 year old from Otley in West Yorkshire came off his bike at the ‘Lougher’s’ section of the 7.4 mile Dundrod circuit. No other riders were involved in the incident.

 

Gavin, also known as ‘Luppy’, was an experienced and popular rider who had been competing at the Ulster Grand Prix since 2015.

 

The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club would like to offer its heartfelt condolences to Gavin’s family, friends and team, and requests that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with his passing.

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 :

Read more2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Saturday Race Session Results and Timings

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 :

Read more2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session & Dundrod 150 Races : Thursday 10th August 2017

2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session Wednesday 9th August 2017

Wednesday 9th August 2017 marks the first day the bikes are on the roads for the Dundrod 150 / Ulster Grand Prix Race Week, all the action focuses on qualifying for Thursday’s Dundrod 150 Races as well as the first qualifying sessions for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.

With the full range of bikes on the roads here is how the qualifying sessions racked up :

Read more2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session Wednesday 9th August 2017

The 2017 MCE Ulster Grand Prix is Here : Event Coverage Schedule

If you are unable to get to Dundrod for this years Ulster Grand Prix make sure you still catch all the action with the event's highlights coverage – on television, online and on the BBC iPlayer.

And if you are here but can't hear the commentary fear not as all Saturday's racing will be covered live by BBC Radio Ulster! (AM / FM / and online streaming).

Full coverage details :

The 2017 MCE Ulster Grand Prix is Here : Circuit Map

With race Week already underway today is the first day we will see bikes on the road! And the roads close in a little over 2 hours.

So for your info here is the circuit map :

Have a great and safe Ulster Grand Prix to all the riders, teams, spectators, marshals, everyone.

Bikers : #KeepTheRaceInItsPlace

Drivers : #TakeaSecondLook