Whilst I respect the viewpoint of Jamierob, I have the exact opposite view.
Motorcycle racing at any level and any discipline, is no longer a sport. It is sport entertainment. Fans anywhere in the western world will gladly pay to be entertained at, for example, a concert, tennis match, football, snooker, cricket et al and pay a fair, or even not so fair, price for a few hours entertainment.
In motorcycle racing, even more especially on the Irish road circuits, young men and women are being asked, and are prepared, to risk their lives to entertain us. And the price we are being asked to pay at the Ulster? A measly £25. I can pay more than that at BSB for a days entertainment on a more "sanitised" and safer circuit.
Costs are rising all the time and as a businessman myself, I know that business inflation is considerably higher than that of the offical Retail Price Index. Times are hard for everone, for the bosses, for the organisers as well as the working man.