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Peter Hickman’s 2017 MCE Bri­tish Su­per­bike Championship cam­paign hasn’t been much to shout about so far this sea­son.

The Smiths BMW rider hasn’t set the world on fire but has con­sis­tently notched up the points to earn him­self sixth in the ti­tle stand­ings. How­ever, that al­most changed at Brands Hatch this week­end as he put in a strong show­ing to lead a num­ber of laps in the open­ing race.

While he dropped back to fourth in the clos­ing stages, the Lin­colnshire man was adamant he could have fought back had the red flag not come out with three laps to go. He scored an­other fourth in race two, and while he was dis­ap­pointed to miss out on the rostrum once again he’s just one of two rid­ers to have fin­ished in­side the top 10 in ev­ery race so far this year.

“It’s been a good week­end, but I’m so des­per­ate for a podium!” laughed the three-time race win­ner. “I felt robbed in the first race but it is what it is, these things hap­pen and you can’t change it.

“The bike is work­ing re­ally well at the mo­ment, we had a re­ally strong test at Cad­well and the next three cir­cuits are three of my strongest on the cal­en­dar so things are com­ing to­gether nicely.”

‘I felt robbed in the first race, but these things hap­pen – you can’t change it’ PETER HICKMAN

Hickman led the first race, but bagged two fourth-place fin­ishes

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