2019 Ulster GP

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2019 Ulster GP

Post by Andy » 1 year ago

2019 Ulster GP races have started with a smashing new lap record by Peter Hickman with 136.415 mph on lap 3 of todays superbike race !
The Ulster once again became the fastest road race in the world :mrgreen:
Live coverage at https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/northern ... d/49235228
Live timing at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/LiveTiming ... 798/Active
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Today roads close at 9:30am local time at Dundrod and the seven race schedule is supposed to commence from 10.30am. Weather reports are not too promising in terms of new records but racing is supposed to go ahead.

Meanwhile you can watch Peter Hickmans record breaking lap from Thursday at https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/northern-ireland/49299570 . :bow:

Live commentary of BBC Radio Ulster MW (AM) will pop up at https://www.bbc.com/sport/northern-ireland/motorbikes once it goes live.

not quite sure who it was but commentary announced someone got clocked at 202.4 mph / 325 km/h which isn't too far off NW200's top speeds and considered that they are done on superbikes rather than motogp prototypes is quite an amazing feature.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Ulster GP coverage to start soon at https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/northern ... d/49237334
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Rain and fog delay !
at least the road closure order goes until 8:30pm tonight
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Joey's Windmill, currently. Not looking too bright really
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Post by erwin greven » 1 year ago

Brands and Zandvoort have rain too. Luckily still running as scheduled.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

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Brands and Zandvoort have rain too. Luckily still running as scheduled.
At least something.
Photos from Dundrod ain't looking promising at all :/
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

We're set to go !
And we've got live video at aboves BBC link as well

Warm up lap for the superstock race now !
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Hickman is trashing the competition and following a dominant victory in superstocks adds another dominant supersport victory.
The circuit was definately more wet than during the superstock race and the boys still pulled wheelies on the supersport machines. Tells you how fast it really is.
The live stream now shows a replay of the superstock race.
BBC NI is pointing out an experimental live video stream with eight cameras and a helicopter as well as asking watchers to leave comments on the 'usual' social media comments !
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Unfortunately, the lightweight race with my mates Sarah Boyes and Shaun Anderson was red flagged and abandonded.

The seven lap superbike race on now !
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

While Christian Elkin took the laurels in the supertwin race earlier, Peter Hickman brought himself evrso closer towards a clean sweep with a victory in the 2nd supersport race over Lee Johnston. Since the lightweight race had been abandoned we're now looking forward to the blue ribbon Ulster GP Superbike race.

Will Peter Hickman manage the clean sweep or can someone stop him?
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Peter Hickman has equalled Phillip McCallen's record of five in a day at the Ulster GP !
A great days racing and I hope those injured will be fit again soon. Next week the Manx Grand Prix as well as the Classic TT fortnight is about to start with the newcomers speed controlled lap around the Mountain Course
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

Impressive by Hickman and ditto best wishes to those injured for full and speedy recovery.

Ill be missing out on the upcoming events as will be in Spain for 6 weeks from Tuesday night until early October

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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

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Impressive by Hickman and ditto best wishes to those injured for full and speedy recovery.

Ill be missing out on the upcoming events as will be in Spain for 6 weeks from Tuesday night until early October
I'll be here in Germany as well but I heard that the Manx GP has received upgrades on the streaming service of the past two years. :D
Well and practice week means Manxradio online anyway :wink:
So if you got a mobile network or internet anyway, you'll be able to follow it :D
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Post by erwin greven » 1 year ago

Would be great when it would have the same streaming possibilities that several other racing series have.
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