Racing returned to the Isle of Man at the much anticipated TT, and unsurprisingly, Peter Hickman was in control. Hickman, on his FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR sponsored by Gas Monkey Garage, dominated the big bikes, winning the opening day Superbike race with a 40-second margin over Dean Harrison. Hickman was the only rider to exceed 130 mph.
Hickman also took home the RL360 Superstock and Milwaukee Tool Senior TT wins on his BMW M 1000 RRs and added to his win tally by riding his PHR Performance Paton Twin 650 to victory in the Bennetts Supertwin event.
Michael Dunlop arrived at the 2022 TT with 19 prior wins and was eager to get more. He notched win numbers 20 and 21 on his MD Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. The opening race also marked John McGuinness’ 100th TT start and an opportunity to add to his 23 victories while celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Honda Fireblade. Hickman wasn’t far off the mark with third in the first Supersport Race and second in the final event. Hickman finished with four wins, one second, and a third.