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Lougher re-writes the GP history book

Ian Lougher the second most successful in the history of the Ulster Grand when he romped to victory in the race in Saturday’s event. The win the popular Welshman to 15 wins, one than Philip McCallen only the great Joey having secured more Ian also moves into second with 18 wins in the list of most victories the Dundrod circuit, ahead of notables as Ray McCullough, Brian and Robert Dunlop with Joey Dunlop topping the

Rea Estates 250cc Race

win on Norman Rank’s, Pirate/Berwick 250 was a brilliant display of speed taking the race by the scruff of the from the lights he was simply as he extended his lead on virtually lap. An opening lap of 116.87mph him a lead of nearly four and by the second lap the lead was up to around seconds from William

A blistering third lap of 120.12mph, under Darren Lindsay’s lap record, effectively broke any from Dunlop and gave Ian a of almost ten seconds at the halfway Ian was able to ease up for the remainder of the and crossed the line at the finish over ten seconds in front of with Paul Robinson in The win made up for the disappointment of the 125cc in Thursday’s Dundrod 150 when Ian was to retire whilst battling for the with William Dunlop.

City Council Superstock

The first race on the programme, and fifth on the second row of the grid Ian was in the mix and at the end of the opening lap he was up to fourth behind Hutchinson and Farquhar. By lap three and Hutchinson had broke clear Farquhar on his own in third, behind Gary Johnson was fourth Ian right behind.

On the next lap Lougher and Johnson were much on the move and were on Farquhar’s case and as they the line together at the end of the lap Ian was back up to to On the fifth lap the trio were together, however Ian overhauled Farquhar, moving into 3rd and having eeked out a comfortable on the Ninja ZX-10R, a podium secure. But an incident further the order forced the race to be red bringing the race to a premature and with the result being from the end of the previous lap, the Kawasaki team boss had to his 3rd place finish to finish off the podium in 4th.

Strong Construction Supersport

Having decided to give the Supersport race a miss in the day, Ian and the team pinned Supersport hopes on this one However there was to be disappointment as Ian came off the ZX-6R at the Hairpin Manxman Dan Kneen accidently hit the pit speed limiter button on his causing his bike to virtually and with Lougher poised for an taking manouvre, a collision was Luckily Ian was unscathed and the damage to the was minimal.

Stoneyford Concrete/The Peoples UGP Race 1

Ian opted to ride the ZX-10R Superstock bike in Superbike races and from the off a group made a break for it, them Ian was leading a seven man train out of Leathemstown Corner. As completed the first circuit Ian was just over a second Gary Johnson. Cameron dropped back on the next lap as Ian on with James McBride, Dan and Michael Pearson for company.

got ahead of Lougher on the third lap Kneen following suit on the lap but there was nothing between the and Ian doggedly fought back to Kneen once again. The between the two had allowed McBride to up a small cushion and at the chequered he was able to secure seventh Ian fending off the challenge of Kneen to a battling eighth.

visitlisburn.com Race 2

The final race of the the second Superbike race, got off to a start with Ian right in the mix as arrived at Leathemstown. As with the superbike race a small was attempting to go clear whilst behind them was Guy Martin, and Bruce Anstey. At the conclusion of the lap and Anstey had opened up a small gap on Ian Gary Johnson joining

A lap later and Ian was in a relatively safe place but the next lap saw him come pressure from a three man which included William James McBride and Michael The next two laps to the finish see Ian draw upon every of his experience and skill to fend off his and secure another eighth superbike finish on his Superstock

In conclusion, a satisfying Ulster Prix for Ian Lougher. The disappointment of the in the 125cc and Supersport races tempered with that 250cc win and a fine fourth in the race. A lap of 130.2mph on the Superstock ZX-10R was also a great

Ian Lougher. »I always the Ulster GP, to me it’s the best road race in the world, and year’s event was no exception. you have been parked up in allocated slot that is. My win on Mendel/Norman Rank’s 250 was a lonely but I got my head down from the of the flag and went for it, as I was unsure as to how William Dunlop and Paul would be once they got laps under their I have to thank Norman, Uwe, Wata and all the German for making this win possible..mega.

It was not such a great day on the 600 for me, Dan Kneen’s resulting in me hitting the back of him on the way out of the and I almost got a pillion ride him for the rest of the race..sadly that was — game over.

I was with my Superstock ride on our Kawasaki ZX-10R finishing in 4th and felt both the bike and I performing well. Although I had it past Ryan Farquhar 3rd place when the red flags out, so the results were from the previous lap which was a bit of a as I would have liked to given my sponsors, Kawasaki and the of my team who worked so hard the meeting another rostrum but it was not to be.

As for the Superbike races, my own Superbike had a problem earlier in the meeting, so it was going to be a struggle riding my bike against full Superbikes, but I ended up with two 8th finishes and a fastest lap of 130.2mph. So all in all it was not too


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