Re­becca Smith: ‘Cool as a cu­cum­ber’

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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!”

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