Ulster GP: Hickman takes Dundrod 150 pole

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Peter Hickman led the way as the opening Superbike session got underway at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix, taking pole position for tomorrow’s Dundrod 150 Superbike race.

The session was subject to a delayed start after a couple of red flags this morning, with two incidents in the Dundrod 150 National/Challenge practice session.

The Smiths BMW rider, boosted with confidence after his BSB victory at Thruxton at the weekend, lapped the 7.4 mile course with a time of 3:22.220 and average speed of 131.757mph.

Bruce Anstey was second quickest on the Padgetts Racing RC213V-S with team-mate Conor Cummins third on the Fireblade.


William Dunlop was fourth quickest for IC Racing Yamaha ahead of Derek Sheils and brother Michael, who got off to a steady start with the number one plate on the Bennetts Suzuki.

Dean Harrison ranked seventh for Silicone Engineering Kawasaki ahead of Tyco BMW new boy Dan Kneen and Jamie Coward with David Johnson rounding out the top ten.

Ulster Grand Prix – Dundrod 150 Superbike Qualifying 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing