Peter Hickman in British Superbike championship

TYCO Honda Racing ace Peter Hickman from Louth rode to a brace of points finishes in the opening two races on the 2011 British Superbike calendar at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday.

He scored 13th in the opening race and a fantastic ninth in the second encounter.

Qualifying didn’t quite go to plan for the Lincolnshire rider and he was placed 20th on the grid for the first race.

He explained: “All weekend we have been moving forward but now we have got to qualifying we seem to have hit a rut. I am only 0.2s off the pace but on this short Indy course it’s quite a lot.

!My race pace is looking good but being so far back on the grid means I will have an awful lot of work to do to get on terms with the top boys.!