Ulster GP: Rider killed in Dundrod crash

A rider was tragically killed at Saturday's Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix
A rider was tragically killed at Saturday's Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix

The Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix has been marred by the death of a rider in the second Supersport event.

The accident happened at the Deer’s Leap section of the Dundrod course, forcing the race to be stopped.

A statement released by the organisers said: “It is with much regret that the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club confirm that there has been a fatality after an incident which took place during the second Supersport race at the Ulster Grand Prix.

“No further information will be released until all of the rider’s family has been informed. The family has however have told the event organisers that they wish the remainder of the event to go ahead as planned.

“This is a tragic incident and we request privacy and respect for the rider and his family.”