Ulster Grand Prix: Peter Hickman completes record clean sweep

Peter Hickman completed a record clean sweep of seven successive Ulster Grand Prix victories by dominating the final feature Superbike race of the 2019 event

Ulster Grand Prix: Peter Hickman completes record clean sweep

The Smiths rider won all races he entered on both days of the event, and matched Phillip McCallen's 23-year-old record of winning five races in a day as he eased to victory in the final contest of the year.

Silicone Engineering's Dean Harrison got the jump on Hickman off the line, but was passed during the opening lap as Hickman established an early one-second lead.

Hickman's quest for his 13th career Ulster GP win was relentless, his lead extending to 2.029s over Harrison, who in turn held a nine-tenth gap over third-placed Conor Cummins.

Continuing to gouge time out of the chasing pack, Hickman crossed the line with 6.8s in hand to secure his historic seventh-straight win of the 2019 Ulster GP and the 'Man of the Meeting' award.

Harrison was able to quickly move out of slipstream range of Cummins on the Padgetts Honda behind, putting 14.5s between them as he took the chequered flag in the runner-up spot.

Cummins completed the top three for a clean sweep of big bike rostrums, with Davey Todd a distant fourth aboard the Penz13 BMW.

After running on the fringes of the top 10 in the early stages, Jamie Coward managed to push through to fifth on the Prez Racing Yamaha, with Burrows Engineering rider Derek Sheils shadowing him 0.319s behind.

Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW), Brian McCormack and Phil Crowe on their BMWs, and Mike Booth completed the top 10.

Honda's David Johnson was a factor in the top five early on in the six-lap race, but dropped out of the race at mid-distance with a technical issue.

Tyco BMW's Michael Dunlop didn't start Thursday's SBK race, and was absent from the first one on Saturday having finished eighth in the opening Superstock race.

Still not at full fitness following his Southern 100 crash last month, Dunlop once again registered as a non-starter for the finale.

Image courtesy of Pacemaker Press

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