Ulster GP: Dundrod 150 Superbike race abandoned

Published: 11 August 2016

The Dundrod 150 Superbike race at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix has been abandoned after a number of safety concerns were raised by riders following a red flag. 

On a day hampered by mist, rainfall and general bad conditions, the Dundrod 150 Superbike race was already late to start with riders setting off on their opening lap at around 8pm. Michael Dunlop took the early lead from Bruce Anstey and Conor Cummins, but a red flag brought the race to a stop after the leaders had just completed their second lap.

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The incident behind the red flag involved one rider, who was reported to be ok but his machine remained on the circuit. 

Organisers initially announced the race would be restarted and run over three laps, but when riders returned to the grid, there were a number of complaints regarding the diminishing level of light.

This year’s Ulster Grand Prix resumes on Saturday, when organisers will be hoping to run a full race schedule with weather forecasts looking to be more favourable.  

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