German tyre manufacturer looks forward to title sponsorship and a strong rider line-up in the World’s fastest road race- the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix.
Returning to the ‘real road racing’ scene in their 150th Anniversary year, Metzeler has enjoyed considerable success and fan interaction at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT races, with the world famous Ulster Grand Prix to come later this week.
Working in partnership with the UGP organisers, Metzeler is looking forward to its first of three years as title sponsors of this world renowned event which attracts international attention and star riders looking to triumph at this awesome 7.4 mile road circuit that witnesses average speeds of over 133mph.
Following on from victories at the North West 200 and the TT, Metzeler has three of the biggest names in this year’s road racing season; last year’s ‘Superbike’ winner Guy Martin on his Tyco Suzuki, TT star Gary Johnson on a stable of Lincs Lifting machines and impressive youngster Dean Harrison on the MSS prepared RC Express Kawasakis. Harrison was also the fastest ever Newcomer at the Ulster in 2012.
Competition will be extremely tough with a high quality field featuring the currents stars of road racing including this year’s most successful TT rider Michael Dunlop, his brother William, Bruce Anstey and Cameron Donald.
Focusing on this spectacular and extreme form of racing, Metzeler has followed their riders and the fans all year with incredibly popular, exclusive videos and behind the scenes photographs as they travelled on their ‘Road to Legend’ – all hosted on www.metzeler.co.uk and featured on Facebook at ‘MetzelerUK’ .
Metzeler UK Marketing Manager Jim Worland commented; “We’re excited to be in the build up to Bike Week and the beginning of our three year partnership with the Ulster Grand Prix. This prestigious event marks the finale to the 2013 International Road Racing season and we thank the UGP organisers and supporters club for their warm welcome and all the hard work that such an enormous event entails.
Riders and fans are attracted to the World’s fastest road race and there is certainly a fantastic line-up for this year’s event, including our own trio of road race specialists.
The UGP is a real testing laboratory for Metzeler tyres. The high speeds, fast corners and hard braking demanded by the circuit with our top riders enable us to test under extreme conditions and bring what we have we have learnt to our road-going products.
So much has happened since we launched our 2013 season of Road Racing activities at the Ace Cafe London back in March and we’re very much looking forward to the whole ‘Ulster’ experience this week!”
Bike Week 2013 runs from 12th – 17th August in Dundrod, Co. Antrim with practice kicking off on Wednesday. The main events are the Topaz Dundrod 150 racing on Thursday 15th August and the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix racing on Saturday 17th August.
More information regarding the entire range of Metzeler racing and road tyres visit www.metzeler.co.uk and www.facebook.com/MetzelerUK
For more details on the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix, visit www.ulstergrandprix.net