Peter Hickman won a breathless Supersport TT Two as Thursday’s jam-packed schedule got under way.

Hicky claimed his fourth TT win by 3.302 seconds from rival Dean Harrison, the lead swapping between the pair four times throughout the shortened two-lap contest.

James Hillier road another solid race to bring home the Quattro Plant Kawasaki a comfortable third a further 4.554 seconds down on Harrison after a rapid two laps.

After securing Triumph’s 16th TT win, Hickman said: ’We’ve been trying very hard to win a 600cc race at a TT, so I’m delighted.

’The bike has been mega. I just needed to pull my finger out and I think the big bike qualifying lap prior to the race helped with.

’It’s actually only my sixth lap on the bike - so I’m well happy to win.’

Runner-up Harrison was happy with a second place on his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki: ’I made a couple of little mistakes, but I’m just happy to get a good race under my belt.’

Ramsey’s Conor Cummins came home fourth, Jamie Coward and impressive fifth and Michael Dunlop sixth.

Ian Hutchinson retired at Quarter Bridge on lap one.

Full report in issue three of TT News - on sale tomorrow.