Peter Hickman receives the prestigious Torrens Trophy after his exploits at the Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix 2019

Hickman was finally able to receive the accolade in person at a presentation dinner Monday at the Pall Mall clubhouse in London, hosted by the Royal Automobile Club.

He follows in the footsteps of fellow motorcycle racers and former Torrens Trophy winners Jonathan Rea (2017), Cal Crutchlow (2016), Tom Sykes (2013), Ian Hutchinson (2015), Shane Byrne (2014) and James Toseland (2008). ). The trophy is not strictly presented annually and is only awarded when the Royal Automobile Club feels the achievement warrants it.

The ceremony was the first to take place since speedway legend Tai Woffinden was credited with sealing his third world title in 2018, due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

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Peter Hickman (left) with World Women’s Trials Champion Emma Bristow and Paul Denning, Yamaha World Superbike Team Manager.

Three trophies were awarded, with Emma Bristow selected as the 2020 winner and first female recipient, after winning her seventh consecutive FIM Women’s Trial World Championship, while the Crescent Yamaha WorldSBK team received the 2021 trophy after becoming the first British team to win. the 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship Riders, Teams and Manufacturers titles, with Toprak Razgatlioglu edging out Ulsterman Rea in a thrilling duel for the title.

Hickman said: “I’m obviously very proud to have won the Royal Automobile Club Torrens Trophy. It’s such a prestigious trophy that many big names have won it over the years.

“A big thank you to Alan, Rebecca and everyone at the former Smiths Racing team.”

In 2019, Hickman’s TT hat-trick included victories in the Superbike and Superstock races on Smiths Racing BMW machines, as well as a victory in the second Supersport race on the Trooper Beer Triumph.

A few months later he made history at the Ulster Grand Prix, winning all seven races he entered and making Dundrod the fastest road race in the world with a mind-blowing 136.451 mph lap.

The 34-year-old British Superbike contender will return to the North West 200 and TT this year with the FHO Racing team to ride the latest BMW M1000RR machines alongside Southern Irishman Brian McCormack.

Unfortunately, the Ulster Grand Prix – which was due to take place in August – was canceled after crucial funding needed to relaunch the event was not approved by Tourism NI.


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