McGuinness and Amor return to Ulster GP with Honda TT Legends
Having taken part in the notoriously difficult Suzuka 8-hour race just over a week ago, Honda TT Legendsí John McGuinness and Keith Amor will now return to their road-racing roots for the Ulster Grand Prix. Dubbed the worldís fastest road race, the event takes place this week on a 7.4mile circuit around Dundrod, situated just west of Belfast in Northern Ireland.
John McGuinness will return to the historic event after a one-year break with his sights set firmly on victory. The Morecambe Missile has two Ulster wins under his belt and will be aiming to add to that tally this year. Keith Amor has an impressive five-year history at the UGP, from achieving the title of fastest newcomer in 2006 to securing six podiums from six starts Ė including two wins Ė at last yearís event.
Both riders will compete for the Honda TT Legends in three races Ė the Dundrod 150 Superbike race on Thursday 11 August and two Superbike races on Saturday 13 August. For real-time updates follow @HondaTTLegends on Twitter and for reports, videos and images visit www.hondattlegends.com
All our team are looking forward to participating in the Ulster GP. Historically, it is an event that we have been heavily involved in so to get the opportunity to return with the Honda TT Legends team is something we are very pleased about. We always like to participate in at least one major event in Northern Ireland where many Honda dealers and customers are based. We are aiming for success and hope that the fans enjoy seeing the Honda TT Legends competing at the Ulster GP.
Suzuka was an amazing experience but pretty tough so it will be good to be back on familiar turf. I didnít make it to the Ulster GP last year due to other commitments so to be coming back and racing with the Honda TT Legends is doubly exciting for me. Itís one of the fastest and most technical races out there and I canít wait to be part of it again. Iíve won there before and Iíd really like to get a few more. This is definitely going to be one weíll enjoy.
The Ulster GP is my favourite mass-start road race Ė itís so different to the TT because we all start together. The racing at Ulster in 2010 was the best we had all year so Iím hoping itís going to be just as good this year. It will be nice to get back on the road racing superbike and back on a familiar track at a familiar event. Iím really looking forward to it and I canít wait to get out there.