Isle of Man TT - RST Superbike Race 1 2019

 

Peter Hickman took victory at the opening race of the 2019 Isle of Man TT races fuelled by Monster Energy when he won a shortened RST Superbike race on the Smiths Racing BMW by 1.782s from Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) with Conor Cummins completing the podium in third on the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Brotherly love. Harrison and Johnston about to head up onto Glencrutchery Road.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Calm before the storm. McGuinness and Cummins easing their nerves before the race.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Peter Hickman all smiles up on the start line.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Leading the pack. Conor with eyes on Bray Hill.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

What a great sight to see. McGuinness back and racing at the TT.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Hutchy off to a flyer.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

An opening lap of 132.48mph gave Harrison a lead over Hickman of just one second.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Pushing on. Dunlop and Hutchy together on the road.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Rutter roaring his RCV to a fantastic fifth place in the race.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Hillier broke the 130mph barrier on lap two to maintain his hold on fourth.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Dunlop through the bottom of Barregarrow on his way to a sixth place finish.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

A red flag on lap two saw Hickman take his third victory around the Mountain Course.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Harrison and Cummins completed the podium positions.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

Thumbs up from Hickman as he heads into the winner’s enclosure.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)

First race win of the week for Hicky and the new BMW S1000RR.

 

RST Superbike Race 1 Results

Pos

No

Rider

1

10

Peter Hickman

2

2

Dean Harrison

3

1

Conor Cummins

4

5

James Hillier

5

8

Michael Rutter

6

6

Michael Dunlop

7

9

David Johnson

8

15

Jamie Coward

9

7

Gary Johnson

10

18

Davey Todd

11

22

Brian McCormack

12

13

Sam West

13

4

Ian Hutchinson

14

14

Philip Crowe

15

11

Lee Johnston

 

*Statement issued at 15:55, Monday 3rd June*

ACU Events Ltd regrets to confirm that Daley Mathison, 27, from Stockton on Tees, Durham was killed in an incident during the Superbike Race today at the Isle of Man TT Races.  The accident occurred at Snugborough, just over 2 miles into the Course, on the 3rd lap of the race.

Daley was an experienced competitor and was seeded 19th for today’s race.  He made his Mountain Course debut in the 2013 Manx Grand Prix Newcomers A Race, finishing fifth.  His TT career included three consecutive podiums in the TT Zero electric bike Race in 2016, 2017 and 2018 including the runner up position in the race last year, representing Nottingham University.

 

GALLERY – RST Superbike Race 1 (2019)
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