Hickman set for Donington WorldSBK wildcard

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FHO BMW’s Peter Hickman will join Tarran Mackenzie on the WoprldSBK grid at Donington later this month for a wildcard appearance.

The event will mark the first time Faye Ho’s team has appeared in a World Championship ship event, although it will be Hickman’s third time as a wildcard.

The multiple TT, international roads and BSB winner took part in both the 2012 and 2019 race weekends, but both times had been very late invitations on machines he wasn’t familiar with.

“I’m mega excited to get a chance to have a go at the World superbikes. I’ve done it twice – once in 2012 with Worx Suzuki and again in 2019 with the BMW World Superbike team but both times were last minute arrangements, jumping on bikes I had never seen before,” said Hickman.

“This time I’ll be riding my FHO Racing BMW which I race in the British Superbike Championship so that will be good. We are having to work on raising the electronics package to World Superbike spec which will change things quite a lot which could be interesting but we’ll see.

“I think it’s fantastic that we’re getting the chance to do this as a team and it’s all down to Faye. She’s owned the team for a year and a half and we’ve already done BSB, North West 200, Isle of Man TT and now we’re getting to do a World Superbike wildcard which is pretty cool.”