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McGuinness, Amor ready for Ulster GP

John McGuinness and Keith Amor return to road racing at the Ulster Grand Prix as part of the Honda TT Legends team.
Honda TT Legends will resume its 2011 road racing campaign at the Ulster Grand Prix this weekend, with John McGuinness and Keith Amor once again at the helm.

McGuinness, who won the two Superbike races at this year's Isle of Man TT, and Amor have been focusing primarily on the World Endurance Championship in 2011, but will return to the 7.4 mile Dundrod circuit in an effort to extend their successes.

Having skipped the 2010 event, two-time Ulster GP winner McGuinness is looking forward to getting back to road racing following a recent foray at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

“Suzuka was an amazing experience but pretty tough so it will be good to be back on familiar turf. I didn't 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. It's one of the fastest and most technical races out there and I can't wait to be part of it again. I've won there before and I'd really like to get a few more. This is definitely going to be one we'll enjoy.”

Amor, meanwhile, is looking to extend his good results at the UGP, which saw him claim six podiums from six starts – including two wins – at last year's event.

“The Ulster GP is my favourite mass-start road race – it's so different to the TT because we all start together. The racing at Ulster in 2010 was the best we had all year so I'm hoping it's 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. I'm really looking forward to it and I can't wait to get out there.”



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Graham McEwan - Unregistered

August 10, 2011 9:28 PM

Iceing on the cake for Ulster road raceing.William Michael Dunlop,Guy Martin,Bruce Anstey,Donald,Amor sad Ian Hutchinson cant be there,that would be the cheery too. Keep safe boys...

apriliarsv - Unregistered

August 10, 2011 1:48 PM

Looking forward to this meeting, it going to make up for the NW200 meeting which couldn't be help with the adverse effects. William Dunlop and Michael Dunlop for a win each.



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