Hickman finishes off the day with superbike win

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Peter Hickman has finished off the day at the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix by taking his maiden international win. Riding a superstock-spec machine in the superbike class, Hickman was able to utilise his wet weather skills after a heavy downpour.

Earlier winners Lee Johnston and Bruce Anstey were non-starters, choosing to sit out the final race after the rain came in, leaving Hickman to start alongside Ian Hutchinson on the front row.

However, with Hutchinson retiring at the end of the first lap, even a late charge from Conor Cummins, who overhauled second placed man Michael Dunlop and attempted a series of last lap manoeuvres on Hickman, weren’t enough to waylay the Lincolnshire rider.

However, the day ended on a down note, as race organisers confirmed that the serious incident at Deer’s Leap during the second supersport race resulted in a ride losing his life. The rider’s name has yet to be confirmed as they work to contact his family.

Motorcycle News join the organisers of the Ulster Grand Prix in wishing their deepest sympathies to his family and friends, team and fans.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer