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THE DEMONS OF DUNDROD

08 agosto 2012 | News | Gary Inman

by Gary Inman

The Ulster GP, the last of the important ‘international’ real road race of the season, takes place in Northern Ireland this week.

One of the most historic races in the world, this year it celebrates its 90th anniversary, having first been run in 1922. It has always been held on closed roads (like the Isle of Man TT), and the original layout was the 20.5 mile (32.99km) Clady Circuit, used up until 1939. The Clady was reduced to 16.5 miles (26.55km) when competition resumed, after World War II, in 1947.

In 1953 the race began to use the Dundrod circuit, very similar to the 7.4-mile (11.91km) layout it uses to this day.

The most notable thing about the Ulster GP is that it has the quickest average lap speed of any motorcycle track in the world. The current outright lap record record is held by Dainese rider Conor Cummins – an astonishing average lap speed of 133.284mph (214.5kph). That’s the average speed!

The circuit has some real man’s corners,’ is how Guy Martin describes it. Flat out in sixth gear, leant hard over, between the hedges. And he’s had his fair share of wins here.

Both Conor and Guy will be in action, racing in Supersport, Superstock ad Superbike classes on their TYCO by TAS Racing Suzukis.

by Gary Inman

The Ulster GP, the last of the important ‘international’ real road race of the season, takes place in Northern Ireland this week.

One of the most historic races in the world, this year it celebrates its 90th anniversary, having first been run in 1922. It has always been held on closed roads (like the Isle of Man TT), and the original layout was the 20.5 mile (32.99km) Clady Circuit, used up until 1939. The Clady was reduced to 16.5 miles (26.55km) when competition resumed, after World War II, in 1947.

In 1953 the race began to use the Dundrod circuit, very similar to the 7.4-mile (11.91km) layout it uses to this day.

The most notable thing about the Ulster GP is that it has the quickest average lap speed of any motorcycle track in the world. The current outright lap record record is held by Dainese rider Conor Cummins – an astonishing average lap speed of 133.284mph (214.5kph). That’s the average speed!

The circuit has some real man’s corners,’ is how Guy Martin describes it. Flat out in sixth gear, leant hard over, between the hedges. And he’s had his fair share of wins here.

Both Conor and Guy will be in action, racing in Supersport, Superstock ad Superbike classes on their TYCO by TAS Racing Suzukis.

Tags: Guy Martin, Conor Cummins

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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