Ulster GP: Meet the Riders date confirmed

A host of stars will attend at a special UGP Meet the Riders event in July.

A host of stars will attend at a special UGP Meet the Riders event in July.

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Road racing fans are once again being given the chance to get up close to the world’s fastest riders as the countdown to the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix (August 10-11) continues.

A host of the top names set to battle it out around the famous Dundrod course in August will provide a fascinating insights into their preparations for the final major battle for silverware at the last of the Big Three road races in 2016.

A special meet and greet event will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast, on Monday, July 4 at 7.30pm.

Fans will be treated to live interviews and will have the opportunity to enter exclusive competitions. There will also be the chance to have a unique piece of MCE Ulster Grand Prix merchandise signed by the riders at the eagerly anticipated event.

A spokesperson said: “To register for your free ticket (admits two), email geoff@ulstergrandprix.net no later than Wednesday, June 15. Be quick though, because spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

“As an added incentive, one lucky person who registers will win an overnight stay for two in the Ramada Plaza Hotel.”

The UGP organisers recently announced a major three-year deal with British Superbike title backers MCE Insurance until 2018.