Isle of Man TT Monday results: Peter Hickman claims first win and goes within a whisker of overall lap record on Superstock bike
Peter Hickman has picked up his first ever Isle of Man TT victory and come within 0.029 seconds of an overall lap record on a SUPERSTOCK bike.
The English rider edged out Michael Dunlop is the RL360 Superstock race to deny the Northern Irishman an early hat-trick.
Dunlop, who already has Superbike and Supersport successes under his belt at this year's TT, finished 4.452 seconds behind Hickman, who clocked two lap records on route to victory.
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The standing lap record was broken several times in this race, twice by Dunlop and also by Dean Harrison, but the top two times came from Hickman, who beat Ian Hutchinson's 2016 record by over seven seconds with a time of 16:53.059 (134.077mph) on lap two.
That was nothing compared to his final lap time of 16:50.601 (134.403mph). To put that in perspective, it's just 0.029mph or 00:00:217 slower than the overall lap record clocked by Dean Harrison in Saturday's Superbike race. He did set an overall record for the sector from Ramsey to Bungalow.
The Superstock race proved a thriller with the lead changing hands and just 0.537 seconds separating Hickman and Dunlop going into the final lap. At Ramsey on the final lap, Dunlop trailed by just 0.146 before Hickman pulled clear with a stunning final lap.
Dean Harrison finished third with David Johnson in fourth.
The Superstock is the fourth lap record to fall during this year's TT. Dean Harrison broke the Superbike and overall record with a time of 16:50.384 (average speed 134.432mph) in the first lap of Saturday's opening race, eventually won by Dunlop. Ben & Tom Birchall then broke the Sidecar record with a lap time of 19:04.353 and on Monday morning, Dunlop clocked 17:31.328 in lap two of the opening Monster Energy Supersport race, an average pace of 129.197mph.
All of Monday's results and records, however, we overshadowed by the death of Scottish rider Adam Lyon during the day's opening Supersport race.
Belfast Telegraph Digital