Hickman also wins Superstock TT race with conviction, Cummins and Todd to the podium

Peter Hickman near Union Mills | © Isle of Man TT Races

Peter Hickman won the Superstock TT race on Monday evening. As in the Superbike race, he struck right from the first lap, building a lead and controlling it in the following laps. Milenco by Padgett’s Honda drivers Conor Cummins and Davey Todd completed the podium.

Monday evening at 6:35 PM local time, 7:35 PM Dutch time, the Superstock TT race started on the Isle of Man. This race was initially scheduled for the afternoon but due to an incident during the Supersport race there was a lot of delay. As a result, the Sidecar race started more than an hour later than planned and the Superstock race was therefore moved to the evening.

Peter Hickman made another good start and took the lead at the first test point at Glen Helen, just 0.4s ahead of Davey Todd and Dean Harrison a second behind. Michael Dunlop took fourth place ahead of Lee Johnston and Conor Cummins who seemed to have a small problem at the start.

By the second test point in Ballaugh, Hickman had already increased his lead to over three seconds ahead of Harrison who was back on Metzelers instead of the trouble-plagued Dunlops. Todd was relegated to third with Dunlop, Johnston and Cummins still in the top six.

In the next sector, Hickman took an even bigger step, extending his lead to over seven seconds while the differences between Harrison and Todd were minimal. Cummins had moved up to fourth place at this point.

Just like in the Supersport race, the pit stop here was already made at the end of the first lap. It was mandatory to do this on the first lap so that there was not a big speed difference between drivers coming out of the pits and drivers driving at full speed.

Peter Hickman during his pit stop | © Isle of Man TT Races

At the end of that first lap, Hickman’s lead was over twelve seconds towards Todd while Milenco by Padgett’s Honda teammate Cummins was already in third place.

Hickman couldn’t relax yet as by the second lap of Glen Helen his lead had been reduced to 9.5 seconds over Todd while Harrison had reclaimed third place from Cummins.

However, Hickman was not put off and managed to extend his margin again to about sixteen seconds towards Todd while Cummins had once again taken over third place. for Lee Johnston, who was circulating in a handsome fourth place, the race came to an end due to a technical problem. On Saturday in the Superbike race he also had to put his BMW aside due to technical problems.

It was an exciting final lap even though it was clear that Hickman would take the win. He ran into both Davey Todd and Michael Dunlop on the track and managed to pass them with a clever and daring overtake at the height of the Creg-ny-Baa under the watchful eye of a large number of spectators.

He went clear and went on to win the race by 12.7 seconds ahead of Isle of Man native Conor Cummins, much to the delight of not only locals but foreign fans as well. The 36-year-old Manxman also set a 133.116 mph, his fastest ever lap on the ‘Snaefell Mountain Course’ and his first over 133 mph. The fact that he did this on a Superstock machine with profile tires made it even more impressive.

Conor Cummins gets a pitboard near Cronk-y-voddy | © Isle of Man TT Races

After Davey Todd indicated at the end of the Supersport race that he was not feeling well at all because of the blowout he had during the Superbike race, he found his niche again in this race. He finished third behind his teammate to take his first TT podium. Supersport race winner Michael Dunlop finished fourth ahead of Jamie Coward and Ian Hutchinson, followed by Dominic Herbertson, John McGuinness and Phil Crowe in the top ten.

Davey Todd at the height of the Gooseneck | © Isle of Man TT Races

No races are scheduled on Tuesday, with two more races scheduled for Wednesday on the Isle of Man with the Supertwin TT over four laps and the second Supersport TT over four laps.



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