Pirelli celebrate world’s fastest lap record at Ulster GP

Published: 17 August 2009

Pirelli Superbike riders took a hat-trick of wins and a world record fastest lap of any race circuit at this weekend’s Ulster GP.

Conor Cummins took his McAdoo Kawasaki to an incredible world record 133.28mph lap speed on his way to winning the Dundrod 150 road race.

Cummins backed this up with victory at the Ulster GP over the same course, whilst fellow Pirelli rider Guy Martin completed the triumvirate of wins in the final Superbike race.

Conor, the 23-year-old Manxman, has been a revelation at this year’s ‘real road racing’ events whilst Hydrex Honda man Guy Martin finally has had a big win to smile about for this season.

The Ulster GP, unlike the TT, has a mass start and produces close racing between the hedgerows, with the final Superbike race seeing the top four runners separated by just 1.5 seconds, after 60 miles of intense racing.

The event marks an incredibly busy year for the Pirelli race service team with full support for the entire British Superbike and Supersport paddock as sole tyre supplier, plus road events such as the Ulster GP, Isle of Man TT and NW200.

Jason Griffiths, Pirelli Racing Manager, commented, “To get the fastest lap of any race circuit in the World and a trio of wins is a great honour for Pirelli.

“We give our thanks to Conor, Guy and their teams for choosing Pirelli.”