Hick­man closes in on win

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Peter Hick­man made it three podi­ums from three starts in 2017 in the Su­per­stock race.

The Smith’s BMW rider claimed sec­ond spot be­hind Hutchy af­ter mak­ing a fast start that put him third at Glen He­len on the open­ing lap, just 0.3 sec­onds be­hind the Tyco BMW man.

“I must have got out of the fast side of the bed this morn­ing,” the BSB star joked.

Like Hutchy and Kneen, Hick­man also had elec­tron­ics is­sues dur­ing the race. “On the first cou­ple of laps it started cut­ting out a lot and I couldn’t fig­ure out why but for some rea­son it cleared it­self.”

Hick­man’s cause was also helped by a slick pit stop and the 30-yearold’s TT progress this year means he is now the man most likely to chal­lenge the dom­i­nant duo of Hutchin­son and Dun­lop. “Hutchy has been rid­ing mega all week.” Hick­man said. “He is al­ways re­ally fast on a Su­per­stock bike and that is the third year in a row he has won that race so he was al­ways go­ing to be strong but it was nice to be some­where near him, es­pe­cially at the start.”

Hick­man pushes Hutchin­son all the way... again

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