Peter Hickman will continue to ride for Buildbase BMW for the rest of the 2012 British Superbike Championship, the team have announced today. The Louth rider filled in for Dan Linfoot at the last two events, scoring points in four of the five races he started and with Linfoot now raking up a ride in World Supersport, Hickman will complete the year with the Hawk Racing squad.
The 25 year old has been impressed with the machinery at his disposal since joining the team and is hopeful of putting in some more good performances in the second half of the campaign.
“I'm very pleased to be on board with the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team for the 2012 season. Despite having had only a short amount of time to get used to the BMW S 1000 RR superbike, I'm very impressed. It's the fastest bike I have ever ridden, and it does everything I ask of it. With a little more time to find my own optimum setup, I'm confident we can go on to great things. To have taken the team's best qualifying and best result on my second race weekend is a great start, and one which I'm certain we can build on as we move into the second six rounds of the Championship.”
Team Principal Stuart Hicken feels a full-time ride is the least Hickman deserves and thinks he has the potential to drive the team forward.
“The team are all very pleased that Peter is able to join us full time. He has done a fantastic job filling in while Dan has been injured and we're now able to reward that with a ride for the rest of the season. Peter has shown enormous promise in a very short space of time. With six rounds still to play for, we have a great opportunity to push the development of our S 1000 RR race bikes forwards and aim for even better results. We'd also like to wish Dan Linfoot every success in the future; we have very much enjoyed working with him this season.”