Hickman sets best in Isle of Man TT

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RAF Marham team rider Peter Hickman rounded off his superb 2015 Isle of Man TT Races campaign with seventh place in Friday’s Senior TT.

Riding the Briggs Equipment BMW, Hickman also set his first 130mph-plus laps, recording three in total, and set a new personal best lap of 131.626mph around the Mountain Course.

The Louth-based rider was lying in seventh place when the race was stopped after a lap and a half due to an incident and it was restarted over the reduced distance of four laps.

Circulating on the road with fellow BMW rider David Johnson, Hickman managed his final lap best time. He not only became the eighth fastest rider in the history of the event but also claimed a brilliant seventh spot to ensure he maintained his 100 per cent finishing record at TT 2015.

Lee Hardy, team owner, said: “I can’t believe it and what Peter’s achieved, lapping at 131.6mph in just his second year, is unreal. I did a lap with him in the car on Thursday and really got to appreciate what he does, how good his knowledge is and how much homework he’s put in.

“It’s credit to the team that they’ve put a bike underneath him capable of such results and speeds and everyone’s hard work has paid off.”

Hickman now turns his attention back to the British Superbike Championship with the fourth round of the series taking place at Snetterton this weekend.