RAF Marham team rider Peter Hickman (28) from Louth opened his 2015 Isle of Man TT account in fine style when he took the Briggs Equipment BMW to an excellent eighth place in the Superbike race around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course on Sunday.
After being cancelled on Saturday, conditions were perfect in the re-scheduled race. Only six riders completed the full distance with seventh place onwards taken from the previous lap and this meant Hickmanwas awarded eighth, which equalled his result from last year’s Superstock race.
Lee Hardy, team owner, said: “He said the bike was better with a full tank of fuel as opposed to less so.”
Hickman put in a superb closing lap of 126mph on the Trooper MV Agusta to claim an excellent 11th place in Wednesday’s Supersport race.