28 year old Hickman from Burton-on-Trent had a stellar 2015 season that included a 131.6mph lap of the Mountain Course on only his second appearance at the Isle of Man TT races riding what was in essence a stock bike. That and Superbike wins in Ulster and Macau helped him secure the Bike Sport News Roads Rider of the Year award.
2016 will see Peter riding the factory backed JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX- 10R of the GBMoto Racing Team both in the British Superbike Championship and the major road races.
In between, he, along with other high profile team-mates including John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson, will be appearing at a programme of events demonstrating the Phil Morris Racing stable of historic race bikes that includes the stunning ex-PBR MotoGP bikes.
Peter’s race bikes will also carry the Phil Morris Racing logo as well as that of Ammo, the range of high tech cleaning products for which Phil Morris Racing are distributors.
Confirming the signing, team principal Phil Morris said, “We are delighted to have Peter on board. He has already established himself as a leading contender both in the BSB and on the roads and there is no doubt he has many more successes ahead of him. He is more than capable of doing justice to our machinery as we continue to make it available for the widest possible audience to see.”
Team Sponsorship Director Derek Smith added, “We must never forget, of course, that it is only through the support of all our sponsors that we are able to do any of this and we have, as always, to give them a huge thank you.”
The team’s first official appearance of the year was at the recent Springfield Motorcycle Show in Spalding, Lincolnshire where Hickman and the rest of the team were joined by Ben Wilson, the Lincolnshire Supersport racer who is set to make his TT debut this season.
“It was a fantastic start to what is set to be a hectic season for the team”, Phil Morris commented.
Among the appearances Peter Hickman will be making for the team, he is scheduled to be guest of honour, alongside John McGuinness, at the Aberdare Park Road Races. The unique event located in a Victorian era municipal park in South Wales takes place on 30th and 31st July.