Rebecca Smith: ‘Cool as a cucumber’
While the Smiths team are former TT winners with Gary Johnson in the Supersport class, team boss Rebecca Smith reckons Hickman’s five podiums in a week, four on Smiths bikes, mark their best ever TT.
“I think I’ve used the phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’ to describe Pete on numerous occasions this week,” she said. “There’s no rattling him and that’s great for us, it means we can all have a good laugh and everyone enjoys being here. That’s the most important part for me, regardless of results, but having five podiums does make it a lot easier!”
What makes it all the more impressive is that unlike the Tyco BMW and Bennetts Suzuki Hickman competed against, there’s no factory support for the Smiths set-up.
“We get a bit of support from our local dealership but that’s it, everything else we’ve achieved as a team ourselves. Not bad for a little set-up from Gloucester!”