The Centra Whitemountain Supersport Ulster GP race, would showcase again the immense talents of Dundrod course record holder Peter Hickman.
1.37 seconds clear of Davey Todd at the end of the opening lap of the race, by the end of lap three, Hickman moved over 7.7 seconds clear of lead pursuer from Thursday’s enthralling Shoei Helmets Supersport race, Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston.
Over 8.5 seconds clear on the fourth and penultimate lap, Hickman’s eventual race winning margin whilst reduced slightly by race runner-up Johnston, still stood at an impressive 8.306 seconds.
Photo by Tommy Vennard
Completing the rostrum finishers was early second place holder Todd, who emerged on top from a great battle for third with Milenco by Padgetts team mate Conor Cummins, with just 0.042 separating them at the chequered flag.
Prez Racing’s Jamie Coward banked fifth, Irish Road Race Superbike Champion Derek Sheils was sixth as Michael Sweeney, Optimark Road Racing’s Xavier Denis, Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson, Brian McCormack wrapped up the first ten finishers.
Others to record strong results included respective 11th-15th place finishers Spada supported Mike Norbury, Cornwall’s Forest Dunn, Joe Loughlin, lead newcomer Kamil Holan and BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Tom Weeden.
Words by Stevie Rial