Peter Hickman looking for a 2011 Knockhill British Superbike bonus

Tyco Honda’s Peter Hickman scored a maiden podium finish in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Thruxton but admits he has yet to celebrate the feat and is hoping that this weekend he can make it a double celebration at Knockhill.

Tyco Honda's Peter HickmanHickman was fifth in the first race at the previous round and had been feeling confident all weekend with the set up of the Tyco Honda despite by his own admissions the team needing to make very few changes.

In race two though he was able to battle with championship leader Shane Byrne and John Hopkins to take second place; a first for him and his Tyco Honda team.

Ahead of the next round at Knockhill this weekend Hickman believes he has the potential to complete a repeat performance, following the success Honda had their last season with a double podium finish in the only race of the event.

Hickman said: “I can’t wait to get cracking this weekend. It was a big boost to be on the podium at Thruxton and to be honest I never even really got the chance to celebrate it so maybe I will be able to after Knockhill with an added bonus! Knockhill has been one of those tracks that I have had a bit of success at in the past and the whole Tyco Honda team are still buzzing from the last round so we want to keep that going.

“The bike seems to have worked well at every track we have been to so far with very little changes needed, which just shows what a strong package we have. The lap times have been coming quite easily and I don’t feel that I have to put pressure on to do them so I am feeling really happy with how it is going at the moment.

“The current field in BSB is immense and to be on the podium with two riders that have MotoGP experience is just fantastic for me. I just need to keep in the top six in the standings; at the moment I am but if you take into account the drop score at the moment I wouldn’t be so we just need to keep chipping away again this weekend.”

The next round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship takes place at Knockhill this weekend (17-19 June). For more information visit www.knockhill.com or call 01383 723337.

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