Hicky Thruxton test

Peter Hickman. Photo: Helen Pask.
Peter Hickman. Photo: Helen Pask.

Peter Hickman will be in action at Thruxton this weekend, as we reach the halfway stage of the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship.

Thruxton has been good to Hicky in the past as he has scored well there over the years, a second place being his best result.

Now he is looking forward to a couple of good races again this weekend.

The Willoughby rider said: “I am still a bit sore after my two little mishaps at Snetterton, neither of which were of my doing.

“But I will be fine for Thruxton. I really enjoy riding there, it’s a place where I have produced some of my best results and I am keen to add to that again this weekend.”

The weekend begins with two free practice sessions on Friday at 10.15am and 3pm followed by a third on Saturday morning at 10.05am.

The three-stage qualifying laps take place on Saturday afternoon at 2.05pm, with the top nine riders going through to the third stage where, if weather permits, will see the riders taking to the track one at a time in a Superpole shootout to secure grid positions for the first race on Sunday.

There is a short warm-up on Sunday at 10.05am ahead of the first 20-lap race at 1.30pm.

The second race is scheduled for 4.30pm.