Hickman return to TT with Briggs Equipment BMW

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Peter Hickman will return to the Isle of Man TT in 2015, as the Lincolnshire rider aims to better his incredible 129mph newcomers lap from last year. He’ll ride for the Lee Hardy Racing BMW team that he also lines up on the MCE British Superbike grid with, but under new sponsorship.

Material handling specialists Briggs UK will join the team as title sponsor, taking over from BSB sponsors RAF Reserves. The forklift specialists are a natural fit for the RAF Marham based team, with a long relationship as suppliers to the Ministry of Defence.

Speaking after the announcement at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, Hicken said: “The goal for TT is just to finish and learn as much as possible. I’ve already done 129mph and I’ve got nothing to prove – I’ve shown once now that I can do that pace.”

RAF Reserves Team owner Lee Hardy added: “2015 is certainly going to be a whole new challenge. The change of machinery has been one decision that has taken a lot of deliberating but one I feel will take the team forward and help deliver my three year plan. We are currently in the process of building a 2015 BMW S1000RR and I am working with new manufactures to give Peter the best bike possible.”

Gary Clements, Strategic Development Director of Briggs Equipment concluded: “Briggs Equipment is delighted to be sponsoring Peter Hickman and the Royal Air Force Reserves team. Briggs Equipment has a long standing partnership with the Ministry of Defence and is thrilled to support the RAF Reserves Team. We are extremely excited to be involved; the move to BMW presents a real opportunity for Peter to expand on his success from last year. The new partnership will make for exciting racing and we wish him every success for the season.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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