Big Eds Blog - The MCE Insurance Ulster GP!
The MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix is something I've been looking forward to ever since we announced it earlier on in the year - I made it pretty clear that my attendance was non-negotiable, thankfully MCE complied and packed me in a van and we were on our way.
It's now Monday and I'm on a ferry heading home and I'm still buzzing from the weekend. I'm no stranger to road racing, it's always been a huge part of my life and it has provided some of the most incredible memories in the process. So you can understand why I was excited when I received word that I was going to be there for the entirety of the MCE UGP!
First of all I want to thank the fans, organisers and teams for making it such a memorable experience - I'm known to attract a crowd at events, it's the perks of my humongous 'Ed... - however I rarely encounter such a friendly and welcoming group of people.
On top of this we were spoilt rotten with some spectacular racing - Ian Hutchinson undeniably stole the show, not only winning four of Saturday's five main races, but also setting a new outright lap record with an average speed of 134.089mph on the very last lap of the very last race! He literally saved the best until last!
Not only was it a fantastic week for me, but for MCE Insurance as well. I want to say thanks to the events team for coordinating another fantastic Club MCE experience from start to finish. Policy holders received grid walks, course car laps and MCE hospitality - the team also managed to help spread the word of why we are the number one motorcycle insurer to all attendees!
So here I am, drinking a pint and reflecting on what a week we were spoilt with. I now understand why it only happens once a year - I'm exhausted!
15.08.2016 - - Big Ed