Peter Hickman has lost his full-time ride with the MSS Bathams Kawasaki team in BSB.
Following his decision to ride a rival manufacturer’s machine at the weekend’s Donington Park WSB round, Hickman has – according to an official press release by the team - breached his agreement with MSS Bathams Kawasaki.
The press statement read: 'Neither the team or Kawasaki Motors UK agreed to release the rider and the decision has been made to dispense with his services with immediate effect.
'Nick Morgan Team Manager of MSS Bathams Kawasaki, explained that this was a regrettable yet wholly necessary course of action.
“I have always believed that an agreement – whether in written form or even a handshake between two parties – is binding and, in my opinion, implies a high degree of mutual respect. In breaking this, we regard our agreement as void.
“We will now actively look for a replacement rider to compete alongside Michael Rutter to continue to give the Ninja ZX-10R good results and exposure. As a team we wish Peter every success for the future.”'