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Name: Peter Hickman

Date of Birth: April 8th 1987

Place of Birth: Burton-upon-Trent, England

Nationality: English

Races competed: British Superbike Championship & International road races (Isle of Man TT, North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and Macau Grand Prix)

Twitter: @peterhickman60


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Getting into biking:

Peter Hickman’s father Dave won the Manx GP Lightweight in 1977 and raced in the TT twice. At the age of one Peter was taken to his first TT, strangely not returning until 2013. His first racing appearance at the TT came the following year.

Hickman’s racing career started on the track however, where he won the National Superstock 1000 Cup Championship in 2004. This led to him making his British Superbike Championship debut in 2006, where he finished 18th.

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Career Highlights:

Taking road racing by storm and constantly surprising the riding world has to be up there with Hickman’s achievements. None more so than winning the 2015 Macau GP, whereby he beat household names such as John McGuinness, Michael Rutter and Martin Jessopp, as essentially a newcomer, having been forced to withdraw the previous year after the opening qualifying sessions. Going on to retain his title in 2016 must also be up there with Hickman’s finest moments.

The year previous was also a very successful for Hickman which saw him set the fastest ever newcomer laps at the Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix and North West 200.

Having taken his first win at the event in 2015, the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix was somewhat dominated by Hickman, winning the Dundrod 150 Superbike race and then going on to win the Superstock race and both Supersport encounters on the feature race day. This was also the year he fulfilled the potential shown in previous years at the Isle of Man TT with a superb five podiums from his five races.

Hickman should also be praised for his consistency in BSB 2017, only failing to finish one race out of 26, which came at a very wet Silverstone which saw only seven riders cross the finish line. With first and second at Thruxton, Peter finished in fourth overall to confirm his tag as the best all-rounder currently competing in the UK.

Career Achievements – at a glance:

  • Five podiums from five races at the 2017 Isle of Man TT races – second (Superbike and Senior) and third (Supersport 1 & 2, Lightweight)
  • Fastest TT lap of 132.465mph, the fourth fastest of all time
  • Winner of the 2014 Newcomers Trophy
  • Fastest newcomer in TT history with a 129mph+ lap in 2014 – also achieved this feat at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix in the same year
  • Double Macau Grand Prix winner, with victory in 2015 and 2016
  • 2015 and 2017 Ulster Grand Prix winner
  • British Superbike Championship race winner and won the 2016 BSB Rider’s Cup
  • Fourth overall in the British Superbike Championship in 2017

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