Courtesy of Official Isle of Man TT
A packed crowd were treated to one of the greatest Isle of Man TT races in the TT’s long illustrious history as Peter Hickman won a sensational PokerStars Senior TT race, setting a new outright lap record of 135.452mph on the final lap to defeat Dean Harrison by just two seconds.
The pair featured on the cover of the Official TT Programme and the ‘H-Bomb’ feature only hinted at the spectacular race that was to unfold at the climax of this year’s TT meeting as lap, race and sector records were all obliterated as the pair battled for the historic trophy.
Harrison had led the race for five and a half of the six laps but Hickman reeled him on the sixth lap and, having been quicker over the Mountain all race, he turned a 3.7s deficit at Glen Helen into a lead of 0.8s at the Bungalow and he smashed the race record by 48.064s to take his second win. Harrison took second with Conor Cummins in third.