Dunlop Wins Supertwin TT, Hickman Capitalizes in RL360 Superstock

June 6, 2023Ramon Jones

Michael Dunlop became the second most winning TT rider today with his Supertwin TT win. Dunlop was never really in any danger of losing this race. On the first lap he had already built of a substantial 14.3 second lead ahead of Jamie Coward. Dunlop would continue to extend that lead to 23.6s on lap two and ultimately finished 27.6 second ahead of Michael Browne. Dunlop said: “The bike was incredible, and I was fortunate enough to have a lead where I could calm the bike down and see it home. The bike was a dream. We made a few changes, and I can’t complain.”

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Peter Hickman Capitalizes in RL360 Superstock TT Race

Peter Hickman secured his 10th Isle of Man TT win today in the RL360 Superstock TT race. The win came in commanding fashion as Hickman won the competition by 23.17 seconds. The feat was also his 4th consecutive superstock win. Dean Harrison led into Balluagh Bridge but Hickman was able to flip his deficit in to a 2.2s lead. As the riders approached Sulby Speedtrap Michael Dunlop was leading the race but by the time the riders hit the Ramsay Hairpin Hickman took the lead and would continue to extend his lead on lap 2.

The majority of his advantage was secured in the pits after lap 1. Dunlop had a slower (37.915 s) pit stop which allowed Hickman (36.089s pit stop) to make up one second on the exit in addition to the advantage he had coming into the pits. Dunlop showed promise by cutting into Hickman’s lead early on lap 2 but by the time the riders reach Ramsay hairpin again Hickman was already 9.1 seconds ahead. A lead that he would further extend for the rest of the race. Hickman had the potential to set the class lap record but a celebratory wheelie saw him lose time. When asked after the race Hickman stated, “Lap records are a nice cherry on top but race wins are what counts.”

Peter Hickman wins the RL360 Superstock TT Race. Photo Courtesy of Isle of Man TT Press Office