Alliance Councillor for Killultagh David Honeyford has said news that the future of the Ulster Grand Prix is in doubt is a real blow to Northern Ireland.
Councillor Honeyford said: “The Ulster Grand Prix is a flagship event not just for the Lisburn area, but important for all of Northern Ireland. Every year thousands of visitors from around the world come for the racing, providing an important financial boost for local businesses.
“The Dundrod and District Club, which organises the Grand Prix, have a close relationship with many local community groups who benefit from ticket sales. It is unfortunate that the success of the event has been so dependent on weather conditions resulting in reduced income during poor summers.
“I will be in contact with the organisers and hope a sustainable financial plan can be agreed to secure the future of the Grand Prix, which is too important an event to be lost.”