PETER HICKMAN WINS HISTORIC 2019 ISLE OF MAN TT SUPERSPORT RACE ON TRIUMPH DAYTONA
2019 once again sees the historic Daytona triple take the island by storm as Peter Hickman takes a historic Supersport TT win on board his Triumph Daytona 675.
Taking his 4th TT race win, Peter Hickman on-board the 675cc Smiths Racing Triumph Daytona, had to fight hard as the lead of the race changed no less than four times over the famous TT mountain course, with arch-rival Dean Harrison eventually finishing second with James Hiller taking the final place on the podium. Gary Johnson took a strong eighth place also on a Triumph Daytona 675.
In a hugely weather-affected TT practice and race week the 32- year-old won this the 2nd TT Supersport race having already secured a 3rd place podium in Supersport Race 1 earlier in the week.
After his incredible win, Peter said “We have been trying so hard with the Supersport to get a win at the TT. Monday was the closest we had been. We had some more input from Triumph this year and that made the difference. The bike was mega. I’m so happy for the team, they have done a cracking job.”
Everyone at Triumph Motorcycles would like to extend our congratulations to Peter and all of the team at Smiths.
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Notes to Editors
- The Triumph Moto2™ 765cc race engine is a development of the class-leading Street Triple RS 765cc road motorcycle and producing more than 140ps and the same visceral soundtrack.
- First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.
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- Triumph currently employs around 2,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.
- The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate. Chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. It’s that handling, character and style, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.
- Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the 675cc Triumph triple powered 2014 Daytona 200 win, the 2014 Isle of Man Supersports TT, 2014 and 2015 British Supersports titles and World SuperSport racing. And now with the new generation of 765cc triple engine powering the 2019 Moto2™ championship, Triumph’s racing legend continues.