‘Good chance’ World’s Fastest Road Race title could return to Ulster GP

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Isle of Man TT outright lap record holder Peter Hickman believes there is a good chance the title of World’s Fastest Road Race going back to the Ulster Grand Prix this year.

Hickman, whose 135.4mph lap of Mona’s Isle meant the honour transferred away from Dundrod during this year’s Senior, thinks that if the weather remains good for the August 5-11 race week, a faster lap could be possible.

“There’s obviously a lot of talk about the Ulster off the back of the TT, and I’ve had to do a bit of groveling to Noel about taking the lap record, but it is what it is,” said Hickman.

“If we get weather like we did at the TT there’s a really good chance we’ll be bringing it back to Northern Ireland as it’s such a fast circuit.

“I’m really looking forward to Dundrod. The Smiths Racing BMW has been amazing and while BSB has got off to a slightly slower start, the road racing side of things has been really strong.

“The track time has been invaluable though and I’m really happy with what I’ve got and the people around me, and that’s what makes a big difference.”

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