‘Roll on Brands Hatch!’ Hickman looks ahead after difficult weekend at Snetterton

Peter Hickman endured a testing weekend on his GBmoto Racing Honda. Photo: Dave Yeomans
Peter Hickman endured a testing weekend on his GBmoto Racing Honda. Photo: Dave Yeomans
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Peter Hickman endured a testing weekend on his GBmoto Racing Honda at Snetteton on Sunday, picking up two 13th placed finishes in the British Superbike Championship.

The Louth racer failed to impress at the Norfolk circuit at Snetterton and added just six championship points to add to his tally.

Throughout the weekend the bike was down on power and Hicky was only able to make it through to the second stage of qualifying leaving him to start the first of two races from a fourth row grid position.

In sweltering heat he got away to a good start and was soon up to 12th place. But the safety car was deployed for a crash further upfield which halted his progress for three laps.

Once the race was back underway Hicky dropped back to 15th before re grouping and moving forward to eventually cross the finish line in 13th position.

Race two went much the same way with the safety car halting the race in the opening stages.

He was unable to make any impact on proceedings and once again crossed the finish line in 13th place.

“I have no idea what the problem was,” he said afterwards.

“Maybe it was the hot weather that upset the bike. Whatever, we have a lot of work to do and have a few ideas to try and resolve the issue so roll on Brands!”

The next round is at Brands Hatch over the weekend of July 19-21 when Hicky will be seeking two good results to add to boost his points and position in the rider standings at the half way stage of the series.