Hickman: Macau win perfect swansong for RAF Reserves BMW

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Peter Hickman has described his first ever Macau Grand Prix victory as the perfect swansong to bring to an end his eighteen months with Lee Hardy’s RAF Reserves BMW squad.

Joining the team as a replacement for Simon Andrews after he tragically lost his life at the North West 200 in 2014, he’s racked up an impressive CV of results for the squad, taking wins and podiums in the MCE British Superbike championship as well as international road race victory at the Ulster Grand Prix and now Macau.

But with a move to the GBmoto Kawasaki squad now imminent, with the Lincolnshire rider flying directly from Macau to Jerez to join the squad for testing, he says that Saturday’s result was the perfect way to end the successful partnership.

“I need to give a big thanks to Lee and the team for this result – we’ve had a fantastic few years and I owe them. I’m moving on to what you could say is pastures greener I guess, but I wanted to end the season on a high for them.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer