British Superbikes: Louth rider Hickman ready for Assen test

Peter Hickman in confident mood at Oulton Park EMN-150709-120051002
Peter Hickman in confident mood at Oulton Park EMN-150709-120051002

Peter Hickman travels across the North Sea for round 10 of the British Superbike Championship in the Netherlands this weekend.

The 28-year-old is relishing the chance to ride the RAF Reserves BMW at Assen, affectionately known to riders and fans as the Cathedral of Speed.

The places in the end-of-season shoot-out have been decided, but the Louth rider has his eye on the BSB Riders Cup, awarded to the rider who finishes the season in seventh.

Hickman already has 103 points to lie joint 10th place and will be aiming to score well in the remaining three rounds.

Free practice takes place on Friday at 10.15am and 3.45pm with a final session on Saturday at 10.35am.

The three-stage qualifier takes place at 4.45pm on Saturday, and results from this will decide the grid for the first 18-lap race on Sunday at 12.25pm.

The second race is scheduled for a 4.30pm start.