Hickman picks up 13 championship points

Hicky in action.
Hicky in action.

Peter Hickman rode to a brace of points finishes at round five of the MCE British Superbike championship on Sunday.

He picked up a further 13 championship points, bringing his total to 44 and placing him 12th in the overall rider standings.

Hicky was left feeling frustrated and annoyed on Saturday afternoon when he was only able to qualify in 11th place for Sunday’s opening British Superbike Championship race.

Riding the RAF Reserves BMW and starting from a fourth-row grid position, Hicky was soon up to 10th place in the first 30-lap affair.

The short and twisty Scottish circuit is notoriously difficult for overtaking manoeuvres and this was the case for Willoughby’s Hicky, who completed his race in 10th.

Hicky began the second race from the sixth row and he completed the first two laps in 16th position. He managed to move upfield to 11th but then the race was stopped because of rain.

The re-start was an 11-lap dash to the flag and Hickman settled into 11th place, holding station through to the penultimate lap when he was able to move up a place.

On the final lap he finally passed Christian Iddon and took the chequered flag in ninth position.

“I was a little disappointed with the results as I felt I could have done better, but I brought some valuable points back to the team and we look ahead now to the next round,” Hickman said.

The next round is at Brands Hatch in Kent over the weekend of July 19-21.