2023 Ulster GP cancelled
The Dundrod and District Bike Membership has been pressured to desert plans to revive the Ulster Grand Prix on August 18-19, 2023.
The membership started the initiative with confidence, having fun with the total backing of Lisburn and Castlereagh Metropolis Council and the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters’ Membership. There was encouraging help from groups and riders and we additionally acquired sturdy commitments of monetary help from the native enterprise group for which we’re extraordinarily grateful.
Nonetheless, in current weeks these plans have been undermined by two particular points.
Regardless of quite a few requests by Dundrod membership officers over the past six weeks, now we have been completely annoyed in our makes an attempt to achieve entry to a duplicate of the general public legal responsibility insurance coverage coverage the Bike Union of Eire, Ulster Centre, has put in place for 2023.
The Dundrod membership was anticipated to make an preliminary fee of £26,000 by mid-April. The finance is in place to make that fee however with out sight and consideration of the coverage paperwork, the membership’s solicitor has suggested this fee shouldn’t proceed.
That subject has been additional compounded by ongoing uncertainty round funding for the occasion from Tourism NI. The Dundrod membership made utility to TNI final December as required. We at the moment are in April 2023 and there has nonetheless been no indication as as to whether or not this utility shall be profitable or what stage of help the UGP may be eligible to obtain.
Given these uncertainties, the Dundrod membership has been left with no possibility apart from to make the unlucky choice being introduced in the present day.