Hickman and GBmoto aim for Ulster Grand Prix success


Peter Hickman and the GBmoto team are aiming for more success on the road racing scene this week as they head to the Ulster Grand Prix.

It has already been a strong season for the team, with rider Hickman narrowly missing out on victory at the North West 200, before becoming the fourth fastest ever person around the Isle of Man TT.

The 29-year-old picked up his first-ever international road racing victory in the feature race at last year’s event and he is more than ready to get back out onto the circuit again this week.

Hickman said: “I’m really excited to be heading back to the Ulster, it’s a fantastic event and is also the scene of my first ever International Road Race – so it has some very special memories for me! We’ve had a great year so far at both BSB and on the roads and the team is working really well.

“The Ulster is unbelievably fast but we’ve shown on the roads this year the bike is capable of getting on the podium, so I’m really looking forward to getting out on the GBmoto Kawasaki ZX-10R again this week and seeing if we can add to that tally!” 

This is the first time that the Kawasaki team have appeared at the UGP, which is the worlds fastest road race, but they are still confident of continuing their impressive road racing form.

GBmoto Racing Principal, Mark Smith-Halvorsen added: ““The whole of our GBmoto Racing roads team is looking forward to the Ulster Grand Prix – it’s our first time as a team, but we’ve only heard good things about the event!

“We’re still only in our second year competing on the roads, but Peter is a natural talent and this year we’ve achieved podium success and joined the very few elite to lap the TT at over 132mph. I’m confident that this week will see us again challenging for rostrums and hopefully even the win.”