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Ulster GP: Fernandez becomes faster ever woman at Dundrod

Published: 18 August 2016

Patricia Fernandez became the fastest ever woman around the Dundrod circuit at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix with a fastest lap of 118.2mph in the second Supersport race. 

Competing in the Magic Bullet team, Fernandez’s became the fastest female on a 600 in the first Supersport race having lapped at an average speed of 116.172mph, before bettering this in the second outing with a best lap of 118.264 on her way to 27th place.

With Costello’s best of 116.790 mph was set on a 1000cc machine, Fernandez is hoping to return on a 1000 and beat the record again next year.

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“In the second race I had six laps and all I knew is I was scared it would be red flagged again so every single lap I just went for it,” she told MCN. “Each lap I went faster and faster and I just put my head down and went and I did a 118.2mph, making me the fastest woman around here and the previous record was set on a 1000cc bike so I spanked that ass!

“Hopefully I can get back on a 1000cc for next year and I may be doing some more of the road races. I can’t thank Noel Johnston enough for giving me this chance. Three years ago I tried to go to the North West first, put my application in and they denied me and wouldn’t give me a reason why. I could have given up then but I didn’t I was more determined than ever and Noel gave me that chance so I’m grateful for that.”

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