Hickman on a high after Cadwell podium double

Peter Hickman and dad Dave. Photo: Baylon McCaughey.
Peter Hickman and dad Dave. Photo: Baylon McCaughey.

Peter Hickman is riding on cloud nine after finishing both MCE British Superbike races at Cadwell Park in second place last time out.

He will be anxious to replicate this on his second visit of the season to Oulton Park in Cheshire over the coming weekend.

Hicky was unfortunate to have sat out the first visit in early May because of injury, but he is fit and raring to go and full of confidence after his Cadwell results.

The Willoughby rider is currently over in the Isle of Man where he is to race a Kawasaki ZXR750 in the classic race.

But on Saturday he was privileged to ride Steve Spray’s 1989 championship-winning JPS RCW 588 Rotary Norton in the parade.

This was more special than it seems as Peter’s father Dave Hickman was instrumental in developing the bike for racing.

Now Hicky has been around the track on the bike and found it amazing.

There are three races for Hicky to contest at Oulton Park, one on Saturday and the usual two on the Sunday.

The weekend begins with free practice on Friday at 10.15am and 3.05pm with the final session on Saturday morning at 9.40am.

The three-stage qualifier is on track at 12.25pm which will set the grid positions for the first 18-lap race, set for 4.30pm.

From Sunday morning at noon the riders have a 10-minute warm-up ahead of the two races at 1.35pm and 4.30pm. Qualifying and all three races will be televised live by Eurosport 2.