Peter Hickman, riding a Smiths Racing Trooper Beer Triumph Daytona 675R has triumphed in the Isle of Man TT Supersport Race 2. Peter was 3.3 seconds ahead of second place Dean Harrison at the line, with a 128.14mph last lap. All this on a bike that is no longer being produced and is a seven year old design.
The race had been reduced from four laps down to two to recover lost time because of adverse weather that had caused the race to be postponed on Wednesday, but that doesn't belittle the success. The Isle of Man course is difficult no matter how many laps.
Peter Hickman currently holds the fastest lap of the Isle of Man TT course, and has already racked up three wins this week. He posted up a celebratory video on his Facebook page.
The Smiths Racing Trooper Beer Triumph has been a fixture at the Isle of Man in recent years, and their tenacity has paid off. Despite the Daytona 675R no longer being produced by Triumph, the Factory did provide support to the Smiths Racing team. The machine is still a force to be reckoned with, despite it being a seven year old design and indeed not all that different from the original 675 produced 13 years ago.