RL 360 SU­PERS­TOCK TT

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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

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