Ulster Superbike Championship returns with two-day extravaganza

Photo showing Ballynahinch rider Korie McGreevy
-Credit: (Image: Earl Boyd)


The Ulster Superbike Championship returns next weekend with a special two-day event at Kirkistown Race Circuit. Round 5 of the series will be held on June 14-15 and is being hosted by Temple Motorcycle Club in collaboration with Motorsport Enterprises.

The event will feature some of Northern Ireland’s top short circuit teams and riders including the likes of Korie McGreevy, Andy Reid, Ross Irwin and Jonny Campbell.

In what will hopefully become the new normal at short circuit motorcycle race meetings, Round 5 of the Ulster Superbike Championship will be a two-day event incorporating Superbike, SuperSport, Supertwin, Classics and Sidecar classes.

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Magic Bullet rider Campbell will compete on the Yamaha R1 and R6 in both the Superbike and Supersport classes. He is currently dominating the USBK Championship following an impressive start to the series.

Meanwhile, Irwin on his Magic Bullet Honda Fireblade, currently sits in third place in the Superbike Championship, while Ajay Carey has had a slower start to the season after having shoulder surgery.

JMcC Roofing Team Rider Dean McMaster is another big fan of the Ulster Championship and brings plenty of experience from his road racing circuit this year. The JMcC Roofing Race Team has worked hard this season and proved themselves to be up for any challenge.

Teammate and former BSB star Reid is chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle for Round 5, and hopes are high that his ZX10 Kawasaki will carry him into a 2024 USBK podium position.

Photo showing Andrew Smyth and Andy Reid
Andrew Smyth and Andy Reid -Credit:Earl Boyd

Andrew Smyth, MPW Kawasaki racing in the Supersport class on his Kawasaki 636, is currently sitting comfortably in fourth position and is looking forward to the two-day race meeting at Kirkistown in June, appreciating the value of the extra track time to fine tune his bike and ensure optimum performance when it matters most.

With MacAdoo Racing Rider McGreevy pushing podium positions, Lisburn ’s Ryan Gibson, and Spence Engineering rider Aaron Spence all competing for pole positions, the heat is on, and every second will count.

Up for grabs over the two days are substantial monetary prizes and a host of silverware. Sponsor SBT (Simple Business Telecom) Ireland will massively bolster the prize funds for the Superbike Races overall. Motorsport Enterprises themselves organising a 'shoot out’ across the two days of racing, awarding the Top 15 Superbikes and Supersports the opportunity to win the ‘Fastest Lap of the Meeting’ Cup. Road Racing Ireland will present a trophy for ‘Rider of the Meeting’ and £100 prize money.

The Philip Wylie Trophy will also be awarded to ‘Best Newcomer’ on the day.

One of the organisers said: "There is no doubt the June event at Kirkistown is one to be marked down in the racing calendar as ‘Not To Be Missed'. Our local riders never fail to impress and entertain.

"Local supporters never fail to show up and support the teams and all involved, and for that, we thank them in advance.

The Temple Motorcycle Club and Motorsport Enterprises wish all involved an enjoyable and safe event, and we look forward to seeing you there!"

Admission is £25 for two days of racing or £15 per day payable at the gate. Under 16’s go free.

Friday Practice is from 9:15am approx and racing from 11.30am. On Saturday first race is 10am.

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