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Hickman gets help from heavy friends

Iron Maiden and brewery sponsor Supersport machine

The fastest newcomer around the TT course has the backing of one of the biggest heavy metal bands in the world for this year's event.

Peter Hickman's MV Agusta Supersport machine, leathers and helmet feature Iron Maiden's iconic 'The Trooper' image.

It's also used on the label of a beer produced in conjunction with the band by Cheshire brewery Robinson's.

Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden vocalist, real ale enthusiast and one of the driving forces behind the creation of Trooper says it's a great pleasure to be involved in such an exciting and iconic event as the TT.

He says the band can’t wait to see Peter on his bike tackling the famous course.

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