Unmissable entertainment off circuit at the UGP

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 10/8/2012: Michael Dunlop (McAdoo/Hunts Honda) leads Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) through Quarry Bends in the second Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 10/8/2012: Michael Dunlop (McAdoo/Hunts Honda) leads Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) through Quarry Bends in the second Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 10/8/2012: Michael Dunlop (McAdoo/Hunts Honda) leads Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) through Quarry Bends in the second Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix today.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Packed schedule of events in the hospitality marquee

THE Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week is home to a full schedule of unmissable events every evening.

On Monday 3rd August, a cavalcade of classic cars and motorcycles will leave Lagan Valley LeisurePlex to take part in a parade lap of the Dundrod Circuit, followed by a quiz in aid of the Injured Riders Welfare Fund at8.30pm in the marquee.

On Tuesday 4th August, all are welcome to attend a ‘Night of Nostalgia’, which will include the launch of a book by Roy Harris entitled ‘Just For the Thrill Of It’. The new book captures the high and low points of racing, motocross and trials through the 70s.

On Wednesday 5th August from 9pm the marquee will host a fantastic Night at the Races. This will be followed by a Young Guns event where fans can meet the future stars of road racing and take part in a Q&A session, plus live music from The Good Times.

Thursday evening will see magician Rodd Hogg entertain the crowds, before the Miss UGP hopefuls take to the stage to see who will be crowned the winner of the 2015 contest. Live music from Stevie Johns will follow.

On Friday 7th August at 11am all are welcome to a meet the riders event at Topaz Airport Road Service Station, before a broadcast from BBC Radio Ulster’s Hugo Duncan at 1pm live from the paddock.

At 5pm on Friday, everyone is invited to the paddock walkabout when riders will have their awnings up, ready to meet and greet fans. At 7pm there will be a trials bike display followed by the infamous Purple Helmets stunt show at Nutt’s Corner Stock Car Track.

At 8pm on Friday evening, the UGP Supporters Club Chat Show will take place, with live entertainment afterwards from RJ Rocks.

To conclude the week of entertainment, everyone is invited to the Chequered Flag wrap up party on Saturdaynight from 8pm, with live music from High Times.

Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix said: “We’ve really worked to improve the schedule of bike week events and we hope as many people as possible will support our efforts and make the most of the entertainment on offer.

“It’ll be great craic – and what better place to spend your week than the paddock at the world’s fastest road race, the atmosphere will be electric!”

Entry to the events on Wednesday and Thursday night will be £5 and tickets can be bought on the door or from the Race Office.

For more information and a full programme of Bike Week events visit www.ulstergrandprix.net or you can also follow @UlsterGrandPrix on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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