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Don't miss Ulster GP highlights on BBC

BBC One NI will screen two one-hour highlights programmes capturing all Saturday's action from the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod
The first of two one-hour highlights programmes reviewing Saturday's Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod will be screened on BBC One NI tonight at 10.35pm.

The second programme will be broadcast on Tuesday evening, also at 10.35pm.

Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin won a dramatic feature Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race after Michael Dunlop slid off at the hairpin, although Dunlop reversed the tables after a thrilling last-lap battle with the English star in the second Superbike race.

The Supersport events also produced some incredible action, with New Zealand's Bruce Anstey and William Dunlop locking horns in a fight to the flag, with each man picking up a victory apiece.

Northern Ireland's Ryan Farquhar continued his stunning form in the Supertwin class as he completed a clean sweep of wins in the 650cc category at the international road races this year with a commanding performance.

There was also more Superstock glory for Michael Dunlop, who took the honours in the class for the second year in succession ahead of veteran Ian Lougher.

The highlights programmes include some phenomenal footage from all the day's action captured around the famous 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit, with dramatic on-board and helicopter film showcasing the Ulster GP at its best.

BBC Northern Ireland is currently in the third year of a three-year broadcast deal with Ulster Grand Prix rights holders Greenlight TV.



Related Pictures

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The start of the Supersport race at the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod
Peter Hickman on the Mistral Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Steelcote Solutions Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Trevor Nation and Steve Spray on the JPS Rotary Nortons.
Picture courtesy of Motorcycle News
Lee Johnston on the Black Eagle Racing MV Agusta
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT
Dennis Hoffer at the Manx Grand Prix
Newcomers prepare to leave the line at the Manx Grand Prix
Ian Lougher on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop on the Superstock podium at the Ulster Grand Prix
Lee Johnston at the Ulster Grand Prix
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki
Tyco BMW`s Guy Martin
Tyco BMW`s Guy Martin
Bruce Anstey won the Dundrod 150 Superbike race
Bruce Anstey won the Dundrod 150 Superbike race at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix

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M1M - Unregistered

August 14, 2012 8:59 AM

Coverage is available on BBC iPlayer although, as with the Degner radio documentary, entering "Ulster GP" in the BBC's own iPlayer site search engine returns "No results found". It's simply listed under "Bikes" for God's sake! You wouldn't have to try a succession of random search terms such as "Cars" or "Motors" in order to find the Monaco F1 GP. I had to go through their MotoGP page to discover the "Bikes" link for the Ulster road races. By ensuring their already limited motorcycle coverage is hard to find, they reduce the number of hits so they can then argue that what little they provide should be cut as part of their austerity measures while they waste almost a billion pounds transferring their staff to new studios in Salford.

Gixxer - Unregistered

August 14, 2012 9:51 AM

M1M I could not agree more the BBC is a bunch of jokers, they have messed the real fans of bike/car racing so much it is unbelivable and have the cheek to tell us it is good for the sport. As far as moving the Jobs out of the South East I can see the skills shortage coming a mile off, what a waste, just like they have done to our beloved sport.



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