Peter Hickman heads to Brands Hatch this weekend determined to return to the podium at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, after missing out last time out at Knockhill.
Hickman claimed the FHO Racing BMW team a podium finish on their debut at the season opening round at Oulton Park but missed out at Knockhill. Now heading into round three, he is not only hoping to claim the team their first victory in the championship, but also BMW’s first victory on the Grand Prix circuit since 2015.
Hickman said: “Knockhill did absolutely not go my way at all, but it wasn’t because we weren’t fast, so it is definitely a better position to be in than some of our competitors that’s for sure! I was happy with my performance, I was just unhappy with the results at Knockhill as we had more than what it shows.
“Everywhere we have been so far, and every test that we have done, I have been really happy – we have been competitive with the fight for not only the podium, but also the win so I am in a really good place at the moment and excited about the rest of the championship.
“The plan is definitely to try and bounce back this weekend at Brands Hatch; it was a weird Knockhill but I feel strong and good, so want to rack up those podiums as that is what makes championships and that is what we need.
“Maybe it is a slightly different me this year; I am lighter and fitter than I have ever been but I think also the changes that we have implemented on the bike and what BMW have done from their side has definitely helped. There are all little bits, but in this sport that makes a massive difference at the end of the day and that is why I think we are competitive. I want to be on the podium in all three races at Brands Hatch, that’s for sure!”