Hickman clinches record breaking Senior TT thriller

A packed trackside crowd were treated to one of the greatest races in the TT’s long illustrious history.

Peter Hickman won a sensational PokerStars Senior TT race on Friday when he set a new outright lap record of 135.452mph on the final lap to defeat Dean Harrison by just two seconds.

Harrison had led the race for five and a half of the six laps but Hickman reeled him on the sixth lap and, having been quicker over the Mountain all race, he turned a 3.7s deficit at Glen Helen into a lead of 0.8s at the Bungalow and he smashed the race record by 48.064s to take his second win. Harrison took second with Conor Cummins in third.

After the race Hickman paid respect to Harrison and revealed that he had targeted the Mountain section of the Course as an opportunity to make up time;

“I knew that Dean was going to be fast but I’d always been strong on the Mountain section throughout the week. It’s a bit like a short circuit and I came into my own on it. I thought it if I was within five or six seconds on the last lap I could have a go over the Mountain.”
 
Peter Hickman TT win

PokerStars Senior TT Results:

1 10 Peter Hickman BMW / Smiths Racing BMW 01:43:08.065 131.700 Silver
2 5 Dean Harrison Kawasaki / Silicone Engineering 01:43:10.126 131.656 Silver
3 1 Conor Cummins Honda / padgettsmotorcycles.com 01:44:50.559 129.554 Silver
4 6 Michael Dunlop BMW / Tyco BMW 01:45:45.315 128.436 Silver
5 11 Joshua Brookes Norton / Norton Motorcycles 01:46:09.904 127.940 Silver
6 7 Gary Johnson Kawasaki / RAF Regular & Reserves Kawa 01:47:06.818 126.807 Silver
7 12 Martin Jessopp BMW / Riders Motorcycles BMW 01:47:58.408 125.798 Silver
8 16 Jamie Coward BMW / Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad 01:48:27.787 125.230 Bronze
9 80 Davey Todd* Suzuki / Burrows Engineering Racing 01:49:00.059 124.612 Bronze
10 32 Brian McCormack BMW / Vanfleet Transport 01:49:04.383 124.529 Bronze
11 33 Craig Neve BMW / Jackson Academy 01:49:34.789 123.953 Bronze
12 28 Michael Sweeney BMW / MJR Racing 01:50:10.011 123.293 Bronze
13 26 Daley Mathison BMW / Eddie Stobart Racing 01:50:21.707 123.075 Bronze
14 44 Rob Hodson BMW / JGH Racing 01:50:30.453 122.913 Bronze
15 48 Danny Webb BMW / Penz13 BMW by PSi Leathers 01:50:40.735 122.723 Bronze
16 46 Andrew Dudgeon BMW / Team Slick Performance Racing 01:51:03.962 122.295 Bronze
17 30 Stefano Bonetti Paton / Speed Motor 01:51:15.745 122.079 Bronze
18 52 Raul Torras Martinez Yamaha / Martimotos.com Racing 01:51:29.556 121.827 Bronze
19 51 Mike Booth Kawasaki / Fast Bikes Magazine 01:51:36.360 121.703 Bronze
20 45 Barry Lee Evans Suzuki / PRF Racing 01:51:49.518 121.464 Bronze
21 21 Ian Lougher Suter / Suter Industries 01:52:26.026 120.807 Bronze
22 75 Frank Gallagher Kawasaki / 8 Point 8 Racing 01:52:52.815 120.329 Bronze
23 53 Adrian Harrison Kawasaki / SJK Travel2airport.com 01:53:04.443 120.123 Bronze
24 56 Julien Toniutti BMW / Team 2B - Moraco / Martimotos / B 01:53:35.386 119.578
25 65 Mark Goodings Kawasaki / Pennine stone Ltd 01:53:45.901 119.393
26 37 Michael Evans BMW / Wilcock Consulting 01:53:51.826 119.290
27 58 Allann Venter Suzuki / Cookstown Burrows Engineering S 01:53:52.802 119.273
28 59 David Hewson BMW / Obsession Engineering Ltd 01:53:55.614 119.224
29 81 Ian Pattinson BMW / Weardale Racing 01:54:16.701 118.857
30 47 Barry Furber Kawasaki / BMF Racing / Moto-Design 01:54:19.727 118.805
31 71 Davy Morgan BMW / DM71 01:54:28.777 118.648
32 49 Darren Cooper BMW / NW Racing 01:54:36.158 118.521
33 79 David Jackson* BMW / The People's Bike 01:54:39.243 118.468
34 55 Eric Wilson BMW / Obsession Engineering Ltd 01:54:48.229 118.313
35 60 Charles Rhys Hardisty BMW / The People's Bike 01:55:19.189 117.784
36 74 George Spence Yamaha / Dod Spence Racing 01:55:30.610 117.590
37 54 Xavier Denis Honda / Optimark Road Racing Team 01:55:37.993 117.465
38 63 Tom Weeden Honda / Tom Weeden Racing 01:56:10.375 116.919
39 70 Paul Potchy Williams BMW / Potchy's MOT Station 01:56:12.487 116.883
40 57 Fabrice Miguet Kawasaki / Optrimark Road Racing Team 01:59:17.352 113.864

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