BSB - GBmoto sign Hickman for 2013

Peter Hickman will line up for GBmoto Honda in next year's British Superbike Championship after the Burton-born rider signed terms with the up-and-coming team.

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GBmoto Honda stepped up from the National Superstock 1000 Championship at the beginning of last season and performed admirably in their debut season in the BSB series.

They won a front row start in the opening round and regularly scored points throughout the season, with a best finish of 12th.

Hickman is expected to bring his experience to the team when the new campaign starts next year.

"I am really pleased to sign Peter, who scored 17 top 10 results in 2011 on a Honda," team principal Mark Smith-Halvorsen said.

"He has shown he can compete with anybody in the British Championship, and his natural ability was highlighted this season.

"His signing, together with significant upgrades to our CBR1000RR Hondas, and a new team infrastructure, demonstrates our continued commitment to BSB, and our desire to compete at the very highest level of the world's leading domestic superbike series."

Hickman said: "Getting a competitive ride, that will see me able to challenge for podium places as well as the end-of-season Showdown, was vitally important going into 2013.

"And GBmoto are a team that I definitely feel are able to offer me that opportunity. The bikes are the equal of anything on the grid, and the team that I'll be working with are an amazing bunch of individuals that are all proven experts in their field. I can't wait to start testing."

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