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Ulster Grand Prix in trouble

Meeting faces financial crisis

There is serious concern next year's Ulster Grand Prix will not happen.

The organising Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club says small crowds at the main race Saturday in early August led to a huge loss of income.

There was a severe weather warning issued on the day but the race programme did go ahead despite delays.

That loss of income and liabilities already in place mean the "World's Fastest Road Race" faces a major financial crisis.

Organisers have sought professional advice and an urgent review is being carried out about the viability of holding the 2020 meeting.

The result of the review, expected in the coming weeks, will determine both the future of the club and the Ulster Grand Prix.

It's clear without significant financial support, the UGP is in real danger of disappearing from the road racing calendar.

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