Hickman makes Silverstone podium

Hickman on podium.
Hickman on podium.

Local superbike racer Peter Hickman of Louth rode to a fine second place in the Silverstone 200 race on Saturday.

However he was forced out of the second race at the Northamptonshire track on Sunday when his Lloyds British GBMoto Honda suffered an electrical fault.

The Silverstone 200 race is part of the support package for the MotoGP Championship that took place over the weekend and throughout free practice and qualifying Hicky was third and began the first race from a front row grid position.

As the race began, he settled into second place behind James Ellison and was never troubled by the scrap going on behind him for third which eventually was taken by Hickman’s team mate Dan Linfoot.

“I really enjoyed that race and the bike felt mint. So pleased for myself and also the team,” said Hickman.

After the podium celebrations he added: “I cant wait for Sunday’s second race and see if I can do it again.”

But sadly it wasn’t to be as although once again he was running in second place the bike suffered an electrical fault which forced him to retire.

“The problem was with a 10p fuse that blew,” said Hicky. “That denied me a second podium finish so to say I am gutted would be an understatement.”

Hicky returns to his regular championship at the weekend when he travels to Donington Park in Leicestershire, for round nine of the MCE British championship.