Oulton BSB: Hickman ‘missing a little something’ to enable podium challenge

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Global Robots BMW’s Peter Hickman believes there is nothing inherently wrong with the 2020 S1000RR he is campaigning in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike series, but a little something is missing from the setup mix.

After a challenging opening half of the season, Hickman is heading to Oulton Park this weekend hoping the technical nature of the circuit will allow him to maximise the performance of the bike.

The flowing nature of the Cheshire circuit is in stark contrast to the short Silverstone circuit from the previous round, and world’s fastest road racer has enjoyed a strong showing around the undulating course in recent years.

“I’m looking forward to heading to Oulton Park this weekend. It’s a shame that there won’t be any fans trackside again, but we’ll be going out to put on a great show for everyone watching at home,” said Hickman.

“I’m going to be the only rider this weekend, as Alex is still recovering from his injuries, but the whole team will be working to try and transform the bike.

“It’s been a challenging opening half to the series for us, there’s nothing inherently wrong with the bike we’re just missing a little something to get closer to the front guys.

“Oulton is much more of a technical circuit compared to Silverstone, so I’m confident that we’ll be able to use the strengths of the BMW much more than we could at the last round. We’ve got some ideas to try and solve some of the issues we’ve been having so I’m looking forward to seeing what this weekend brings.”