Brands BSB: ‘Fresh start’ for Hickman after summer reset

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Peter Hickman is looking for a fresh start on his FHO BMW as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship hits Brands Hatch for round five.

Having enjoyed a wildcard run-out during WorldSBK’s visit to Donington Park - which saw him come home with a brace of top 20’s - Hickman is hoping the five week break from the national championship will have vanquished the troubles endured at Knockhill and allow a reset for him and the Faye Ho-led team.

“I’m really excited about Brands Hatch and getting back to the BSB style of things after a weekend at WorldSBK,” Hickman acknowledged. “The GP circuit is a fantastic track, I think every rider loves it and of course, it’ll be interesting to see what the weather is going to do – hopefully it cools a bit as I’m not so good in the heat.

“We had a tough Knockhill so we need to improve. We need to get the bike right for both myself and Ryan but we know we can do it and we’re looking forward to it.

“Returning from the summer break is a bit like a new start in many ways and we’re just putting everything before to the back of our minds now and cracking on with it. It’s like a fresh start with a fresh face and I think we’re all raring to go.”

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