World’s fastest road racer and British Superbike front-runner Peter Hickman has been crowned MCN’s Racer of the Year.
After a public vote that saw more than 20,000 responses from MCN readers, the two-time Isle of Man TT winner and current lap record holder received his award from MCN Editor, Andy Calton, on the Saturday of the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show.
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Hickman joins a star-studded roster of former winners, including two-time 500cc Grand Prix champion Barry Sheene and four-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.
"It’s special because it’s voted for by people in this hall and all the readers of MCN across the nation," Hickman told MCN.
"I had no idea I had won, so that was a bit of a nice surprise! It’s really cool because it’s voted for by the fans. It wasn’t a panel of judges who might be influenced, but it’s the public and they are only influenced by how you come across on the TV and how you ride a bike."
Hickman will again be competing for Smiths Racing in British Superbikes and on the roads this season, and will look to continue his run of good form from 2018, when he set a new fastest-ever lap of the TT course at 135.452mph in the Senior Race and made the Showdown in BSB.
If you can’t wait for the season to start, remember you can see him and a number of other racing stars in action at the Michelin Thunderdrome at this weekend’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show.