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Hickman hat-trick as Anstey and Harrison share Superbike titles at Ulster GP

Dean Harrison clinched victory in the closing Superbike race as Peter Hickman grabbed a hat-trick at the Ulster Grand Prix.

It was Harrison's first ever Ulster GP win, coming through a dramatic last lap battle with Dan Kneen and Conor Cummins.

Hickman sealed a hat-trick, thanks to his win in the day's second Supersport race. He had also come out top in both the first Superstock and Supersport races but was beaten into second by Bruce Anstey in the first Superbike race by just 0.20 seconds.

He certainly got his own back in the second Supersport race, pipping Anstey by 0.30 seconds.

In the opening Superstock race and on his Smith's BMW, 30 year-old Hickman came in ahead of Dean Harrison in second and Dan Kneen in third.

"It's great to get the win after what happened last year," a delighted Hickman told BBC.

"I got a good start and got away. I wanted to be out front and to be able to pick my lines because there are a few wet patches about and it is a little bit tricky in places."

And he got straight back into the action to deny Bruce Anstey after a thrilling battle in the first Supersport race. The duo swapped places throughout the race, including on the final lap but Hickman wasn't to be denied. Lee Johnston passed Dean Harrison on the last lap to take third.

In the second Supersport race, Anstey came in second, with Johnston again completing the podium.

There were two local winners as Saintfield's Davy Morgan and Ballymoney racer Paul Robinson won the lightweight/ultralightweight classes respectively.

Ivan Lintin won the Supertwins race by 0.02 seconds from Dan Cooper.

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