Good news: the Ulster Grand Prix might just be safe
The Northern Irish road race may be back in 2022 to celebrate its centenary
Good news, gang: the Ulster Grand Prix may just have been saved. We learned it was in serious trouble back in February 2020, and needless to say the year-and-a-bit that’s followed – with, inevitably, two cancelled Ulster GPs amongst it all – has hardly boded well for securing the race’s future.
But a statement has been released suggesting we may just be able to breathe a sigh of relief.
"Since the flag dropped on the last running of the Ulster Grand Prix race in August 2019, the organisers of the event, the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, have been working to resolve the financial difficulties suffered during that season,” it reads.
“Financial problems, plus the effects of Coronavirus, meant the race did not take place in 2020 and the event will not happen during this year either. Despite these setbacks, the Dundrod club remains committed to resurrecting the event. Conversations have already taken place with public and commercial groups who share a similar aim and more discussions are planned.
“This work will continue throughout the coming months in the hope of celebrating the centenary of the world‘s fastest road race with a return to action at Dundrod in 2022.”
Indeed, few motor sport events anywhere have as long or storied pasts as the Ulster GP. You can delve deeper into its (and road racing's) highs and lows right here…
Photo: Stephen Davison
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