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Hutchy in late Team Switch

After splitting with the AIM Yamaha team on Sunday, Ian Hutchinson will ride for Rob McElnea Yamaha at this week's Dundrod 150 and Ulster Grand Prix.

The rider from Bingley in Yorkshire will be provided with Superbike and Supersport machinery as he defends his title in the big bike class at the Ulster.

Although he qualified in 15th place in the British Championship 600c.c. class at Knockhill on Saturday, he did not race on Sunday.

There were fears Hutchy would not appear at the Dundrod circuit this week until the last minute deal was announced.

Practice for the Dundrod 150 takes pace this afternoon and this evening with roads around the circuit on the outskirts of Belfast closing at 1.30pm.

Tomorrow sees practice for Saturday's Ulster Grand Prix and the Dundrod 150 races.

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