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Ulster Grand Prix admission charge rises to 25

Superstock riders move off the grid in August's Ulster GP
Superstock riders move off the grid in August's Ulster GP

The admission charge for next year's Ulster Grand Prix will be increased by £10 to £25 as organisers struggle with a "serious financial shortfall".

The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club said that the shortfall was caused by many spectators avoiding paying the admission fee for the event.

Even with outside funding, the road race meeting in August this year cost the Dundrod Club £409,000.

"To break even the admission charge must increase," it added.

"We have suffered a serious financial shortfall, which we are struggling with but will overcome.

"The issue is that many spectators avoided paying the £15 admission charge, in fact, there were more paying spectators in 2007 and 2009.

"It could be said that the world of road racing will always have an issue with funding - the club would like to change that.

"This is not a decision that we have arrived at lightly and we hope that true road racing fans will understand the reasons for this decision and continue to support us."



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