June 29, 2015

Mark Gilliland wins at Ulster GP

Mark Gilliland wins at Ulster GP

The inaugural Ulster GP was held at the UMCC track in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Drivers travelled from all over Ireland and further afield to compete. Ballymoney is a compact technical track and the UMCC had done a superb job of preparing the venue including sugar watering the asphalt for the first time. Saturday practice was held in superb conditions and with track temperatures soaring the track was surprisingly fast. Sunday the track conditions were less than optimum and in the first A-main Andrew Smith (Xray) brought home a leg win. The second final saw a start to finish win for Mark Gilliland (Xray) and going into the third and final A-main three drivers, Mark Gilliland, Andrew Smith and Alan Bickerstaff (Team Associated) all had a chance of winning. The track had almost fully dried and grip was up to standard. The pace was hot at the front and despite close attention Mark came out the winner with a very quick 25 lapper off a standing start. Andrew Smith finished in 2nd while Alan Bickerstaff rounded out the top 3 result.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


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