| Jefferies talks about Ulster outing
The V&M Racing Team are pleased to confirm they shall
be attending the Ulster Grand Prix, after reaching a
last minute agreement with the organisers to field TT
star and Ulster Grand Prix winner, David Jefferies in
this years races.
The Yorkshireman, who is the fastest rider ever around
the 7.401-mile Dundrod circuit, will be racing the V&M;R1 and R6 Yamaha's in the Superbike class and the
600cc race, as he bids to continue his winning streak
on the roads, for the third year running.
"I'm over the moon to be going back to the Ulster,"
said Jefferies. "I've enjoyed a lot of success on the
V&M bikes on the Dundrod circuit, with two wins last
year, and a win and a lap record in 1999. It would be
nice to keep the record going in 2001."
It will be a hectic period for the V&M Racing Team,
who will rush back from the Knockhill British
Superbike round, to their Manchester base, to finish
assembling the Formula 1 engine in readiness for the
"The mechanics will have their work cut in the run up
to the meeting," said V&M boss Jack Valentine, "but
we're all looking forward to going over to the Ulster
GP. The atmosphere is unique and the Irish fans are so
enthusiastic about their racing. I'm really pleased
we've been able to reach an agreement to take David
over, and I'm sure he won't disappoint them.
David Jefferies track record around the Dundrod
circuit on the V&M Yamaha's over the last couple of
seasons is second to none. He first competed at the
Ulster Grand Prix in 1999, scoring a win and a second
place in the Superbike races, and taking the race and
lap records. He also finished in second place in the
Supersport 600 race.
In 2000 Jefferies won both Superbike races and
finished in fourth place in the Supersport 600 race.
He also claimed the outright circuit lap record at a
speed of 126.858mph, on the 175bhp V&M Racing R1
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