Hickman looking to move up and win the Riders Cup

Peter Hickman.
Peter Hickman.

Louth rider Peter Hickman will head to Northamptonshire for the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike championship, which takes place at Silverstone over the weekend.

The 28-year-old Lincolnshire rider will be seeking a couple of good results on the RAF Reserves BMW to narrow the gap to seventh place in the rider standings, which would win him the Riders Cup.

Hicky currently holds 10th place and is only 29 points away from his goal, but of course there are another three riders to overtake to claim the cup and they will also be going all out to beat him.

There are two free practice sessions, on Friday at 10.15am and 3.15pm, with a final session on Saturday at 10.45am.

The three stage qualifying laps take place at 16.05pm which set the grid for the start of the first 14-lap race on Sunday at 1.30pm.

The second race is due on track at 4.30pm.

Qualifying and both races will benefit from live television coverage on Saturday and Sunday.