Fans vote Hutchinson’s Ulster Grand Prix win as race of 2016
Thursday, 2 February 2017
THE Around a Pound Superbike Race at the 2016 MCE Ulster Grand Prix was the runaway winner of the Race of the Year Award at the Cornmarket Motorcycle Awards on Saturday night. The sensational final international road race of the season saw the top six finishers all record laps of over 133mph, with race winner Ian Hutchinson smashing the lap record at a whopping 134.089mph to become the fastest road racer in the world.
It was one of six of the year's most thrilling races nominated for the award, including the Superstock race at the North West 200, the Around a Pound Superbike race at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix, the Supertwins race at the Armoy Road Races as well as two MCE British Superbike races and the second Supersport race at the Sunflower Trophy meeting. The winner was chosen by a public social media vote that ran right up until the ceremony began.
Collecting the award, Robert Graham, Chairman of the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, said: "We're delighted to be taking this trophy home with us, cementing the 2016 Ulster's place in the history books.
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