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Hickman set for Smiths Racing BMW return in 2018

Smiths Racing BMW has announced that Peter Hickman will return with the team to fight for the British Superbike Championship title next season.

30-year-old Hickman from Louth in Lincolnshire remains with the Gloucester-based team for a second successive season having finished in an impressive fourth place in the 2017 series. Hickman had his strongest campaign to date with Smiths Racing BMW, claiming the team their first ever BSB race win at Thruxton, whilst taking himself and the team into the title-deciding Showdown too for the first time.

Hickman said: “This will be the first time in my career I’ve stayed with the same team on the same bike, so I’m delighted to be back with the Smiths team and on the BMW for 2018. We had a great season this year and we can now hit the ground running which can only benefit us.

“We know we have a lot more to come so I can’t wait to get started and I genuinely feel I can push for the BSB championship next year. It’s great to get everything sorted early, so we can focus 100% on the goals we want to achieve in 2018.”

Rebecca Smith, Team Manager commented: “It’s fantastic to get our plans in place at a relatively early stage so we can concentrate all our efforts on the 2018 season. Peter has done a brilliant job for us both at BSB and on the roads this year, so we are delighted to work with him again next year and we really do believe he can achieve even more success.”

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