FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman will stand in for the injured Michael van der Mark in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at Most next weekend.
This will mark Hickman’s second appearance for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, having previously raced at Donington Park in 2019. However, it is a matter of days since his last outing in WorldSBK when Hickman appeared as a wildcard with the FHO squad.
Hickman made his WorldSBK debut in 2012 as a reserve rider for Suzuki at Donington Park. He then stood in for Markus Reiterberger who was suffering with an illness at the time, in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at the same venue in 2019.
He also was racing with the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team in the Le Mans (FRA) and Estoril (POR) endurance races in 2020. On the road racing scene, Hickman has been one of the very top riders with BMW, with numerous victories to his name at the Isle of Man TT and other prestigious international road racing events.
He is also the world’s fastest road racer with a lap of 136.415 mph, which he set on the BMW S 1000 RR at the 2019 Ulster Grand Prix.
Van der Mark is expected to return to action on the #60 BMW M 1000 RR after the summer break. Following the races at Most, the WorldSBK takes a break for several weeks before the season resumes from 9th to 11th September at Magny-Cours.
Faye Ho, FHO Team Principal:
“After our team debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship last weekend, I’m thrilled that Peter has been asked to represent the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team at Autodrome Most next weekend.
It’s an honour for him to be asked and is a testament to how well respected a rider he is and FHO Racing will be throwing our support behind him and wish him the very best of luck for what looks to be a very exciting opportunity.”