Hickman stays with Buildbase BMW

By MCN Sports Desk -

British Superbikes

 12 July 2012 10:28

Peter Hickman has signed to remain with Buildbase BMW for the second half of the MCE British Superbike championship season.

He joined the team at Knockhill in June, filling in for an injured Dan Linfoot and despite very little time to acclimatise to the S1000RR, he quickly got to grips with the BMW and has since delivered a top-ten finish at Oulton Park.

According to the team, Linfoot, currently resting and recuperating from a hand injury, has now chosen to pursue a ride in World Supersport.

Hickman said: “I’m very pleased to be on board with the team for the rest of the season. Despite having had only a short amount of time to get used to the BMW S1000RR superbike, I’m very impressed. It’s the fastest bike I have ever ridden, and it does everything I ask of it.

“With a little more time to find my own optimum setup, I’m confident we can go on to great things. To have taken the team’s best qualifying and best result on my second race weekend is a great start, and one which I’m certain we can build on as we move into the second six rounds of the series.”

Team owner Stuart Hicken added: “We’re all very pleased that Peter is able to join us full time. He has done a fantastic job filling in while Dan has been injured and we’re now able to reward that with a ride for the rest of the season. He’s shown enormous promise in a very short space of time.”