Hick­man on podium again af­ter slow start

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Peter Hick­man took his sec­ond podium fin­ish in two days in the Su­pers­port race on the Trooper Beer Tri­umph.

“I am still in­ex­pe­ri­enced com­pared to the other guys who have all rid­den in those mixed con­di­tions be­fore,” the 30-year-old said.

“It was wet un­der the trees on the run out of Ram­sey and I had a cou­ple of big spins on the first lap.”

As with al­most ev­ery other TT com­peti­tor in 2017, Hick­man is des­per­ate to get more time on the bike.

“I use my head a lot and if it says ‘no’ then it’s not hap­pen­ing.

“I want to make sure ev­ery­thing is ok be­fore I re­ally push and that’s why I am slower on the open­ing sec­tion. But I do think that I have the pace to run with Dun­lop and Hutchy at the front now, even on a Su­per­bike.”

And he is pre­dict­ing fur­ther im­prove­ment in the week ahead.

“I have had a sec­ond and a third now so there is re­ally only one way left to go,” he smiled.

Hick­man on his way to third place

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