WorldSBK Most: Hickman ‘up for the challenge’

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Peter Hickman returns for a second WorldSBK appearance in as many rounds this weekend as he steps in for BMW at Most.

Replacing the still recuperating Michael van der Mark, with Ilya Mikhalchik on Suzuka 8-hour duty, Hickman returns to the factory fold for round six of the FIM Superbike World Championship in the Czech Republic after a wildcard with his own FHO BSB team at Donington Park.

Fresh from racing in the /British Championship at Brands Hatch last weekend, Hickman will have a new 4.2km resurfaced circuit and the factory bike to acquaint himself with quickly as Friday’s action fires up before the three races kick in from Saturday afternoon.

“I am really looking forward to Most,” Hickman confirmed. “It is a circuit that I have never been to before. I always like to go to new places. The circuit looks like an interesting layout.

“I am joining the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for the second time now. The first time was in 2019 at Donington, where I had a really good weekend with the team, qualified fourth and finished seventh in the first race. It would be great to replicate that but it is still going to be a new bike for me obviously.

“I understand the bike from the BSB point of view but not from WorldSBK, especially with all the electronic changes and other things are slightly different, too, but I am really looking forward to the challenge and being teammates with Scott [Redding]. I get on with Scott really, really well, so let’s see what we can achieve as a team.”