Louth rider Hickman looks to repeat Cadwell form at Oulton Park

Pete and Dave Hickman in the Norton pit EMN-150831-122524002
Pete and Dave Hickman in the Norton pit EMN-150831-122524002

Peter Hickman is riding on cloud nine after finishing both MCE British Superbike races at Cadwell Park in second place last time out.

The Louth rider will be anxious to replicate this on his second visit of the season to Oulton Park, in Cheshire, this weekend.

Hicky was unfortunate to sit out the first visit in early May because of injury, but he is fit, firing and full of confidence after his Cadwell results.

He is currently in the Isle of Man where he is due to race a Kawasaki ZXR750 in the Classic race.

But last Saturday he was privileged to ride Steve Spray’s 1989 championship-winning JPS RCW 588 Rotary Norton in the parade.

This was particularly poignant for the Hickman family as Peter’s father Dave was instrumental in developing the bike for racing.

There are three races for Hicky to contest at Oulton Park, one on Saturday and the usual two on the Sunday.

The weekend begins with free practice on Friday at 10.15am and 3.05pm, with the final session on Saturday at 9.40am.

The three-stage qualifier is on track at 12.25pm which will set the grid positions for the first 18-lap race which is off at 4.30pm.

The riders have a 10-minute warm-up on Sunday at noon ahead of the final two races at 1.35pm and 4.30pm.

Qualifying and all three races will be televised live by Eurosport 2.