Road Racing

Seven up for Hickman as he dominates Ulster GP

Peter Hickman reels off wins in the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock classes to affirm his status as the best road racer in the world today

Peter Hickman continued his magical 2019 road racing season with a remarkable haul of seven victories in the 2019 Ulster Grand Prix with the Smiths Racing team.

Having already scored success in the Superbike and Supersport on Thursday class, Hickman continued to sweep all before him with victory in the Superstock class before adding further victories in the Supersport and Superbike races to make it five already.

Hickman – who is in contention for the Title Showdown in the British Superbike Championship too riding a BMW S1000RR – wasn’t done though, defying a loose filler cap on his Triumph Daytona – which covered him in fuel – to reel off his sixth victory of the weekend.

It's been an awesome week and the team have been phenomenal. The bikes have been faultless, and I can’t thank them enough for what they do for me. They’ve built some awesome bikes and although I try to win every race, to have actually achieved that and end the week with seven wins from seven starts is something I never really thought I’d do."

Record-breaker Peter Hickman

He closed the weekend out by claiming one more victory to bring his overall tally to seven, a dominant performance that sees him earn a place in the Ulster GP record books, surpassing the previous single-event best achieved by Phillip McCallen in 1996 when he won five races.

Hickman, who only made his Ulster GP debut six years ago, is now also equal fourth in the all-time winners’ list alongside Bruce Anstey with 13 wins. McCallen has 14 wins, Ian Lougher is on 18 and Joey Dunlop tops the list with 24 wins. 

It is the latest in an increasingly impressive run of road racing successes for the multi-talented Hickman following his triple success at the 2019 Isle of Man TT. The Smiths Racing rider was on course for success in the Senior TT too but for a technical issue dropping him behind Dean Harrison. 

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