British Superbikes: Hickman out to strengthen shoot-out hopes at Brands Hatch

Peter Hickman is 10th in the overall rider standings EMN-160108-152954002
Peter Hickman is 10th in the overall rider standings EMN-160108-152954002

Peter Hickman travels to Kent for the seventh round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch on Sunday.

The Louth rider will be hunting down two strong results with the JG Speedfit Kawasaki to edge him nearer to the top six who go forward into the shootout for the championship crown.

His results at Thruxton dropped him a place to 10th, but two top results could soon alter that as he sits only 13 points away from a shoot-out position.

The first free practice is on Friday at 10.15am followed by a second at 3.20pm. Free practice three is on Saturday morning at 10.20am prior to the three-stage qualifying session at 3.05pm.

If Hickman can get through to the final stage he will go out on track alone for a one-lap charge to fight it out for pole position.

There is a short warm-up on Sunday morning at 9.35am prior to the first of two 20-lap races at 1.30pm.

The fastest lap from race one will then determine grid positions for race two which is due to get under way at 4.30pm.