Peter Hickman

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Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman cropped.jpg
Hickman with his BMW S1000RR at the Isle of Man TT races in 2015
Nationality English
Born (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 31)
Burton-upon-Trent, England
Current team Smiths Racing BMW
Bike number 60
Website Hickey 60
Motorcycle racing career statistics
British Superbike Championship
Active years2006–2007, 2009–present
ManufacturersBMW, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha
Championships0
2013 championship position11th
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
183 1 2 0 0 540
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested4 (2014-2015, 2017-present)
TT wins2
First TT win2018 Superstock TT
Last TT win2018 Senior TT
Podiums7

Peter John Hickman, nicknamed 'Hicky' (born 8 April 1987 in Burton-upon-Trent) is an English professional motorcycle racer. For 2018, he will again he compete in the British Superbike Championship and International road races aboard a BMW S1000RR, for Smiths Racing with team-mate Sylvain Barrier.[1]

Racing background[edit]

Hickman at Snetterton in 2009

Hickman took his first BSB race win at Cadwell Park in 2014. During the season he rode for both Tsingtao WK Kawasaki and RAF Reserves Honda.[2]

He currently holds the record as the fastest ever newcomer at the Isle of Man TT,[3] with a fastest average lap speed of 129.104 mph (207.773 km/h),[2] and a race-average speed of 125.38 mph (201.78 km/h).[4] He prepared for his TT race debut by travelling to the Island and driving 70 laps of the near-38 mile course in a hire car, and by watching videos. Hickman's father Dave was a Manx Grand Prix winner and entered two TTs.[2][5]

Peter Hickman achieved his first international road race win at the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix, winning the feature race ahead of Conor Cummins.[6]

Peter Hickman clinched his first ever victory at the Isle of Man TT in one of the closest races ever seen as he held off Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison with not one but two RL360° Superstock lap records.[7]

With a final lap of 135.452 mph (217.989 km/h), Peter Hickman produces an astonishing record final lap to win the Senior TT at the Isle of Man TT to pip race-long leader Dean Harrison in one of the closest races ever seen. [8]

Macau Grand Prix[edit]

Hickman won the last race of the 2015 season in November, the Macau Grand Prix, riding a Briggs Equipment/RAF Reserves BMW S1000RR.[9]

In November 2016, he retained his Macau Grand Prix title, after he worked his way through from fourth position, winning by just 0.533 seconds from eight-time winner Michael Rutter.[10]

In the 2017 event, Hickman was placed second, in front of event team-mate Michael Rutter, both riding Bathams BMWs.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2
2006 Kawasaki BHI
21
BHI
17
DON
Ret
DON
16
THR
18
THR
Ret
OUL
19
OUL
20
MON
C
MON
C
MAL
14
MAL
19
SNE
14
SNE
10
KNO
17
KNO
16
OUL
14
OUL
16
CRO
14
CRO
8
CAD
14
CAD
15
SIL
10
SIL
15
BHGP
16
BHGP
11
18th 37 [12]
2007 Kawasaki BHGP
15
BHGP
12
THR
12
THR
12
SIL
19
SIL
18
OUL
Ret
OUL
Ret
SNE
17
SNE
Ret
MON
17
MON
14
KNO
23
KNO
Ret
OUL
13
OUL
13
MAL
14
MAL
16
CRO
 
CRO
 
CAD
 
CAD
 
DON
 
DON
 
BHI
 
BHI
 
22nd 23 [13]
2009 Yamaha BHI
21
BHI
23
OUL
18
OUL
15
DON
16
DON
14
THR
16
THR
15
SNE
17
SNE
15
KNO
12
KNO
14
MAL
12
MAL
14
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
20
BHGP
20
CAD
14
CAD
11
CRO
11
CRO
15
SIL
15
SIL
13
OUL
14
OUL
Ret
OUL
DNS
22nd 35 [14]
2010 Yamaha BHI
15
BHI
Ret
THR
11
THR
13
OUL
12
OUL
17
CAD
13
CAD
13
MAL
24
MAL
15
KNO
Ret
KNO
C
SNE
15
SNE
24
SNE
11
BHGP
19
BHGP
13
BHGP
14
CAD
Ret
CAD
16
CRO
12
CRO
16
SIL
20
SIL
10
OUL
14
OUL
25
OUL
Ret
19th 43 [15]
2011 Honda BHI
13
BHI
9
OUL
13
OUL
8
CRO
7
CRO
9
THR
5
THR
2
KNO
13
KNO
8
SNE
10
SNE
DNS
OUL
Ret
OUL
C
BHGP
25
BHGP
10
BHGP
9
CAD
8
CAD
5
CAD
5
DON
7
DON
Ret
SIL
Ret
SIL
7
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
14
BHGP
9
9th 155 [16]
2012 Kawasaki BHI
16
BHI
C
THR
Ret
THR
12
OUL
16
OUL
11
OUL
Ret
SNE
 
SNE
 
17th 65 [17]
BMW KNO
Ret
KNO
13
OUL
8
OUL
13
OUL
12
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
Ret
CAD
10
CAD
8
DON
18
DON
15
ASS
Ret
ASS
16
SIL
14
SIL
10
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
10
BHGP
7
2013 Honda BHI
12
BHI
13
THR
11
THR
10
OUL
6
OUL
Ret
KNO
10
KNO
9
SNE
13
SNE
13
BHGP
13
BHGP
13
OUL
12
OUL
12
OUL
13
CAD
8
CAD
7
DON
11
DON
13
ASS
12
ASS
7
SIL
7
SIL
Ret
BHGP
15
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
12
11th 113 [18]
2014 Kawasaki BHI
 
BHI
 
OUL
 
OUL
 
SNE
19
SNE
Ret
11th 120
Honda KNO
14
KNO
13
BHGP
12
BHGP
13
THR
12
THR
10
OUL
7
OUL
Ret
OUL
13
CAD
6
CAD
1
DON
7
DON
7
ASS
12
ASS
Ret
SIL
9
SIL
9
BHGP
13
BHGP
11
BHGP
9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hickman and Barrier at Smiths Racing BMW in 2018 Smiths Racing, Retrieved 1 March 2018
  2. ^ a b c Peter Hickman - Q&A Crash.net, 3 July 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  3. ^ Hickman: I could have gone faster Bike Social, 7 June 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2016
  4. ^ TT 2014 PokerStars Senior TT Results IoM TT.com, Retrieved 11 March 2016
  5. ^ Dave Hickman, Competitor profile, IoM TT.com. Retrieved 12 March 2016
  6. ^ Johnston the hat-trick hero at the 2015 Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix Ulster Grand Prix, 12 August 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016
  7. ^ [1], Independent.co.uk, Retrieved 4 June 2018
  8. ^ [2], bbc.co.uk Retrieved 8 June 2018
  9. ^ 2015 Macau GP: Peter Hickman blasts to maiden victory Bike Sport News, 21 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015
  10. ^ "Macau Grand Prix 2016: Peter Hickman retains title as Glenn Irwin retires". BBC.com. 16 November 2016. 
  11. ^ [3] Motorcycle News Australia, 19 November 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2018
  12. ^ "BSB 2006 – British Superbike Championship Points after Round 24". TSL Sports Timing. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "BSB 2007 – British Superbike Championship Points after Final Round". TSL Sports Timing. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Round 12 – Standings: Oulton Park, 9–11 October 2009" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 11 October 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Round 12 – Standings: Oulton Park, 8–10 October 2010" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Round 12 – Standings: Brands Hatch GP, 7–9 October 2011" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 9 October 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Round 12 – Standings: Brands Hatch GP, 12–14 October 2012" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 14 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Round 12 – Standings: Brands Hatch GP, 18–20 October 2013" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 20 October 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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