18 August 2014
What a great bike week at the Ulster Grand Prix for the Metzeler riders!
Despite the wet and windy conditions that led to the cancellation of both the main Superbike race and Supersport Race 2 in the 2014 Ulster Grand Prix, Metzeler riders turned in some great performances.
Guy Martin edged out Bruce Anstey in a thrilling Superbike race at Thursday’s Dundrod 150 meeting: Lincolnshire rider Martin passed Anstey early on the final lap as he won by .24 of a second, followed in fourth and sixth positions by other Metzleer riders Dean Harrison and William Dunlop.
On the same day the promising Englishman James Cowton was unbeatable and won the Dundrod 150 National and lightweight events.
It was also a great start on Saturday in the first Superstock race when our Metzeler riders, Dan Kneen and Dean Harrison, both got on the podium, in first and second place respectively. It was probably the most breathtaking race of the week where Kneen won his first Ulster Grand Prix by just 0.001 of a second over Harrison.
There were also astonishing results for Tyco Suzuki rider Guy Martin, who climbed the podium in second place in the Superbike class and then a third place in the Supersport race.
Last but not least, Ivan Lintin, for the second year in a row, won the Supertwins race, leading the race from start to finish to take the win by almost 15 seconds from Derek McGee and James Cowton, also Metzeler tyred, despite conditions being the worst they’d been all day.
We hope to see you all next year, supporting the Metzeler team and all the riders, that every year make the world’s fastest road race so thrilling.