LOUTH racer Peter Hickman rode through the pain barrier to record two fantastic top 10 finishes to his races in round eight of the MCE British Superbike championship at Cadwell Park on Monday.
Riding for the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team, Hicky made it through to the final stage of qualifying to secure a fine seventh place which placed him on the third row of the grid for the start of the first 18-lap race.
Hicky was in considerable pain from a heavy crash during one of the free practice sessions, he explained: “I hit the tarmac hard and have a lot of pain and stiffness in my back, hip and leg. But the worst injury was to my right collar bone.
“I have dislocated it and the ligaments are stretched which means that the bone is out of the socket and won’t go back into place until I have an operation at the end of the season.”
Lowry ran off the track on the final lap and Hicky was elevated into 10th place where he stayed to the chequered flag.
Hicky began the second event from row four and once again was slow to get away. He was awarded eighth place but had there been one more lap he could easily have completed the race in sixth.
With the points accrued from Cadwell Hicky is elevated up the rider standings to 16th position on 41 points. The next round is at Donington Park over the weekend on September 7-9 giving Hicky just under two weeks to recover.