Road Racing

TT star Hickman dominates Ulster GP 

Peter Hickman affirms his status as the fastest road racer in the world right now as he dominates the Ulster GP.

Having stamped his mark on the 2019 Isle of Man TT earlier in the year, Peter Hickman returned to road racing action in the Ulster GP to dominate the first day of action with wins in both the Superbike and Supersport races.

Affirming his status as the fastest road racer in the world today, Hickman reeled off an outright lap record of 136.415mph on the Smiths Racing BMW to add the Ulster GP title to his three wins from the Isle of Man TT.

Dean Harrison – who pipped Hickman to the Senior TT after the BSB rider suffered technical issues – led the Ulster GP initially before Hickman forged ahead and pulled away with the aforementioned lap record. Conor Cummins held off Lee Johnston for third.

Swapping to a Triumph 675 for the Supersport race, Hickman was run much closer by Yamaha R6 rider Johnston. Winner of the 2019 TT Supersport race, Johnston established an early advantage over his rival, only for Hickman to reel him in and grab victory on the final lap. Harrison completed the podium at the expense of Davey Todd, who retired late on.

Hickman – who was also on the BSB podium last weekend – set his lap record to return the Ulster GP to status of ‘world’s fastest road race’ after the man himself produced a speed average that earned the TT that accolade last year.

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