MOTORCYCLING: Ulster Grand Prix to host exclusive ‘Hutchy’ book launch

Ian Hutchinson dominated at the 2016 MCE Ulster Grand Prix with a four-timer and a new outright lap record of 134mph.
Ian Hutchinson dominated at the 2016 MCE Ulster Grand Prix with a four-timer and a new outright lap record of 134mph.

The MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix will host Northern Ireland’s only launch of international road racing star Ian Hutchinson’s autobiography in December.

The Bingley Bullet’s new book, ‘Miracle Man’, will be launched at the new Charles Hurst BMW Motorrad Showroom on the Boucher Road in Belfast on Saturday, December 3.

Hutchinson, who dominated with a four-timer at Dundrod in August and set the first ever 134mph lap to become the fastest road racer in the world, will be on hand to meet and greet fans and sign copies of his acclaimed autobiography.

The 37-year-old will participate in a live Q&A followed by book signings at 10.30am and again at 1pm.

Noel Johnston, UGP Clerk of the Course, said: “We’re proud to be hosting the exclusive Northern Ireland launch of Hutchy’s book, which tells the story of his phenomenal comeback from what would have been a career ending injury for most.

“Ian isn’t most people though, and you need only look at his form at this year’s Ulster to realise that he’s back at the top of his game. It was undoubtedly one of the most thrilling events we’ve seen in recent years, thanks in no small part to four spectacular wins for Hutchy,” he added.

“He also took the coveted ‘world’s fastest road racer’ crown from Bruce Anstey, navigating the 7.4 mile Dundrod circuit at a staggering 134.087mph on the final lap of the final Superbike race.

“The event on December 3 will be the first time that local fans get to hear first hand about those successes and the long road back from injury to the top step of the podium.”

There is parking space available on a first come, first served basis at the main Charles Hurst Boucher Road site opposite the Charles Hurst Nissan and Charles Hurst Citroen showrooms. These are located approximately 100 metres from the Charles Hurst BMW Motorrad Showroom.