Matching Philip McCallen’s record of five wins in day at the Ulster Grand Prix, Peter Hickman ended what’s been a quite incredible week of competitive action at Dundrod with success in the Around A Pound Superbike race.
Steadily pulling away from Dunlop Senior TT winner Dean Harrison, Smiths Racing’s Hickman as in prior Superbike encounters, had that midas touch, that extra gear, that something extra, that raw burst of pace to enable him to pull clear of his respected fellow front running International Roads exponents.
Ultimately victorious by 6.849 seconds over Silicone Engineering Racing’s Harrison, Hickman’s race success alongside yielding the unique five wins in a day feat, also improves his 2019 UGP wins tally to seven, yes you heard that right seven victories this week at Dundrod!
Photo by Tommy Vennard
Joining the ‘Double H’ duo of Hickman and Harrison on the Around A Pound Superbike rostrum was Milenco by Padgetts Conor Cummins, who took his tally of Ulster GP rostrums for 2019 to five.
Penz 13 BMW’s Davey Todd also a multiple rostrum finisher this week, was a solid fourth, whilst positions five and six were acquired by TT Privateers Champion Jamie Coward and BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Derek Sheils.
Michael Sweeney placed seventh, On 1 Racing’s Brian McCormack secured a very respectable eighth place finish as Market Rasen’s Phil Crowe, Brough’s Michael Booth wrapped up the top ten finishers.
Others to acquire notable finishes included Josh Daley (12th), Forest Dunn (13th), lead newcomer of this year’s Ulster GP Laurent Hoffmann (15th), Mark Parrett (16th) and 400 machinery front runner Kris Duncan (17th).
Words by Stevie Rial