Hickman set to Superlight up the TT
Friday 22 March 2019
The Isle of Man TT's fastest man, Peter Hickman, will contest the 2019 Lightweight TT Race onboard a Norton Superlight.
Hickman, who has a best result of third in the class from 2017, will line up alongside team rider John McGuinness and 2018 newcomer Davey Todd mounted on similar machinery.
Norton's Superlight features a parallel twin motor developed in-house and pumping out a claimed 105bhp from its 650cc capacity.
Clad in aerodynamic bodywork, the tubular frame and single-sided swingarm are reminiscent of the V4-powered Superbike McGuinness will race in the 1000cc classes.
Hickman, meanwhile, will continue with Smith's Racing BMW for the big bike races, hoping to repeat the form that saw him take the Senior win in 2018 at a new lap and race average.