Excellent Ulster GP meeting for R&G-supported Peter Hickman

Peter Hickman on his way to becoming the fastest ever newcomer at the Ulster GP
Peter Hickman on his way to becoming the fastest ever newcomer at the Ulster GP

Peter Hickman overcame a spill at Wheeler’s on the opening lap of Thursday morning’s Superstock qualifying session to be back out in time for the Dundrod 150 races later in the day and he opened his account with a stunning seventh in the Superbike. Riding the Superstock BMW, his fastest lap of 131.198mph comfortably made him the fastest ever rider around the 7.4-mile circuit and using the same bike, he then won the National Challenge race by over 20 seconds with yet more 130mph+ laps.

Saturday’s action saw the Ulster Grand Prix races held in much less favourable conditions with drizzle and strong winds affecting everyone. Louth rider Hickman was undeterred though and took two more excellent results in the feature Superbike and Superstock races with a brace of fifths the outcome. It also meant he was awarded the ‘Best Newcomer’ trophy, just as he had done at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 meetings earlier this season.

Peter Hickman: “It’s been another really good and enjoyable meeting for me and I’m delighted with the results and to pick up the ‘Best Newcomer’ award again. I made a bit of a mistake on Thursday and crashed out, making a real mess of the bike, but the team did wonders to get me back out in time for the races whilst Steve Hicken and Michael Dunlop helped me out with various parts. The bike felt exactly the same as it did before the crash and to get seventh and lap at more than 131mph in the Dundrod 150 race was really pleasing given the state the bike was in a few hours earlier.”

“It was a lot tougher on Saturday with the poor weather, which was unfortunate for everyone, as it made both riding and tyre choice tricky. I was over the moon with a pair of fifths though, especially in the Superbike race, and I’ve really enjoyed my first time at Dundrod. Shoey and the whole team have been mega and they did a mint job all week so it’s nice to repay them with some good results.”

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS NOW HALVED FOLLOWING DRAMATIC THRUXTON ROUND

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Things have tightened at the top of TriStar R&G Triple Challenge standings as the points accrued so far have been halved following the conclusion of the Thruxton round.

It was an action packed weekend at the Hampshire round, with Sam Cox taking pole position and both race wins in dominating form. Sam Thompson took his sixth consecutive win as he takes the lead in the Cup category.   Continue reading

Best weekend to date for Quattro Plant Kawasaki in 2014 BSB season

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The Quattro Plant Kawasaki team enjoyed their best weekend to date at round six of the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship at Thruxton with Dan Linfoot scoring his best ever BSB results to move into fifth place overall and team-mate Howie Mainwaring taking his first top ten finish of the year as he continues his comeback from injury.

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TICKET COMPETITION: Win Passes To Thruxton British Superbikes With R&G and True Heroes Racing

THR Logo black b-ground-1 We’re proud to support and protect the True Heroes Racing team. Don’t know much about them? The race team is the brainchild of a serving Royal Navy sailor who has been lucky enough to return from several Tours of Duty in Afghanistan uninjured.

After working with a large number of injured UK Service personnel on motorsport charity events it was decided to try and use competitive motorsport as a way of restoring a sense of direction and focus for our injured UK Service personnel and in 2012 “True Heroes Racing” was formed.

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Murray Hambro, left, and Luke Smith

Racing for them in 2014 are two former servicemen, both discharged from active duty after sustaining injuries from IEDs in Afghanistan. Murray Hambro, the team’s first racer, is a double amputee who hasn’t let his injuries suppress his love for bikes and is racing with all the foot controls on the bars.

Joining him in the Tristar R&G Triple Challenge also on a Triumph Daytona 675 is Luke Smith, who when serving in the parachute regiment lost his hearing to an explosion, meaning he was discharged from active duty.

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But it isn’t just about the riders as some of the team’s mechanics are also injured servicemen, in keeping with the ethos of True Heroes Racing.

Check out www.trueheroesracing.co.uk or have a chance to meet them by emailing your contact details to competitions@rg-racing.com where one lucky person will win a pair of tickets for this weekend’s British Superbike Racing at Thruxton. Competition closes at 9pm on Friday August 1, 2014.

You can also watch our video with True Heroes Racing team boss, Phil Spencer

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Entrants have to be UK-based, over 18 and able to get themselves to the Thruxton circuit on August 2nd and 3rd. Tickets are non transferable and the winner has to nominate they’re chosen accompaniment straight away. Neither R&G or True Heroes Racing are responsible for the safety of the two ticket holders at the venue or travelling to and from it.

 

The TriStar R&G Triple Challenge is back in action at Thruxton!

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After the long break since Snetterton, the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge resumes this weekend at the high speed Thruxton circuit. Marking the halfway point in the season, Championship points will be halved following Thruxton meaning the battle for the final TriStar Triple Challenge crown will be heating up as Freddy Pett and Phil Atkinson resume their duel, closely followed by Scott Pitchers.

Pett and Atkinson resume duel
Pett and Atkinson resume duel

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