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 :

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

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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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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 :

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Saturday 13th May 2017 Race Results – SPOILER ALERT!

Internation North West 200 2017
Glen Irwin on the Be Wiser Ducati takes the 2017 Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race in an outstanding feature race!
Glen Irwin on the Be Wiser Ducati takes the 2017 Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race in an outstanding feature race!

With five races scheduled for the Saturday event the usual happened and the weather closed in.  After 2 glorious weeks that covered Northern Ireland in sunshine by the time Saturday Race Day had arrived so too had the rain.  That meant delays… by well after lunch time only one race had been run and the question was will just one more race be even possible?

Well it was, the weather broke just enough to get a full schedule completed and WOW what a Race Day it was!  Every race was outstanding, there was only one red flag and that was for rain and safety reasons rather than crashes or injuries.  William Dunlop found himself back on the podium again after an outstanding run on the Supertwin machine, then a few moments of drama when rain closed in on a race and the riders wanted the race stopped raised the temperature of the event.  Tempers rose to the point of breaking – all of which accumulated itself in the feature race – The 2017 Vauxhall NW200 Superbike Race.  It was one of the great spectacles this event has had in years and talking about it isn’t enough, you have to watch it and see the ride that Glen Irwin put in on his Ducati, breath taking doesn’t cover it!  Irwin wanted it, Seeley wanted it, Hutchy wanted it, Rutter wanted it.  They all wanted it so badly – Hutchy was riding his bike more like a Subaru WRC powersliding it round the place, Seeley almost ended up sliding down the road after cutting a bit of the roadside grass for The Causeway Coast Council, and Glen Irwin was poetic coming out of every corner.  It was a truly outstanding race.

Make sure you catch the highlight shows on the BBC – I have no idea how they could cut that race down to ‘highlights’ the whole race was a highlight!

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Thursday 11th May 2017 Race Results

Internation North West 200 2017
International North West 200 2017

Thursday Night traditionally brings 3 races to open the events actual racing.  It is a pleasure to say this year the Thursday Night passed without incident, all 3 races getting off on time, to their full duration and a cracking evenings racing, marred only by the crash involving John McGuinnes earlier in the days Superbike Session.

Here are the results of the first three races of the 2017 International North West 200!

Internation North West 200 2017
International North West 200 2017

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Thursday 11th May 2017 Qualifying / Practice Results

Internation North West 200 2017
International North West 200 2017

Another glorious day at the North Coast and another early morning into afternoon qualifying session, then it all got underway with the Thursday night Race Session.

So without further a do here is how the qualifying went :

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Tuesday 9th May 2017 Qualifying / Practice Results

A gorgeous sun drenched North Coast of Northern Ireland set the scene for the first Practice / Qualifying Session of the 2017 International North West 200. 

This is why we love the North Coast – when it’s good it’s so good! 

Northern Ireland's North Coast gets fired up for the 2017 Tuesday Practice Session
Northern Ireland’s North Coast gets fired up for the 2017 Tuesday Practice Session

The sun was out and just after 10am the riders came out and entertained us for the next 5 hours or so. 

Here is a quick run down of the results from each of the sessions. 

(I have plenty of pics to sort out too, but first things first, here is how things are playing out leading up to Thursday’s session). 

SUPERBIKES :

1. Alastair Seeley (Tyco BMW) 4m 25.1s 121.811mph 

2. Michael Rutter (Bathams/SMT BMW (4m 26.670s 121.093mph 

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