Posted: 29 Nov 2013
British Superbike’s Peter Hickman is currently without a ride for the 2014 season after a difficult 2013. Hickman joined Mark Smith-Halvorsen’s GBmoto Honda squad at the start of the year with high hopes.
Hickman’s best result in 2013 came at the third round at oulotn Park as he took sixth place in the first race, however the Louth rider cites inconsistency as the biggest problem moving forward. GBmoto are switching to Kawasaki for 2014 and have signed James Ellison and Chris Walker, giving Hickman and his 2013 team mate Dan Linfoot no option but to look for another ride.
Despite being in talks with a couple of teams, Hickman has nothing concrete for 2013. We caught up with him for a quick chat:
“2013 was OK for me. It was a bit up and down to be quite honest, I struggled with consistency more than anything which is normally one of my strong points but to be fair it wasn’t always me that was being inconsistent” explained Hickman.
“The bike was pretty good but we didn’t reach our full potential all year, one meeting we’d be doing pretty good and then the next it’d be back to being average again and this became the pattern and it held us back quite a bit.”
“After just an OK season it’s a lot harder to get a ride than when you’ve had a good season. Times are hard at the minute with money hard to come by and at the end of the day it all revolves around money. I’m talking to a couple of teams and there’s one in particular I’m hoping will come off but I’m not sure if it will happen or not at the minute.”