RL 360 SUPERSTOCK TT
The first two races saw records being broken and, in the third motorcycle event of the week, Peter Hickman enter the history books by breaching 134-mph (215.6km/h) in the Superstock category. The race started with Harrison and Dunlop fighting for the lead. At the end of lap one, Harrison took the lead with a 133.073-mph (214.16-km/h) lap, which saw him at the front of the pack with a lead of 4.3 seconds over Dunlop, with Peter Hickman a further 3.3 seconds behind him.
As the race entered the second lap, it was all about Harrison, Dunlop, and Hickman. By Glen Helen, Harrison was leading by a healthy 5.7-second lead. Behind him, Hickman had already overtaken Dunlop’s time and was now running in second with 0.8 seconds separating him and Dunlop.
By the end of lap two, however, Hickman had gone over 134 mph (215.6 km/h) and headed to the pits with 1.2 seconds between him and Harrison. This was the turning point in the race, for Hickman never looked back and maintained his consistent pace, eventually lapping the circuit at 134.403 mph (216.3 km/h) on his fourth lap, which gave the English racer his first ever TT win. Dunlop was able to move up a place as the northern Irish racer came home in second place, earning valuable points for the championship. Dean Harrison was able to grab the final podium place; however, he finished almost 10 seconds behind Dunlop.
Peter Hickman celebrating his 134.403 mph lap