Smiths BMW’s Peter Hickman found some setup improvements at the Brands Hatch Bennetts British Superbike round which carried him into the top six for race one.
The Lincolnshire rider has been struggling with the 2018-spec Pirelli rear tyre all season but some setup changes meant he was able to push forward despite another unsatisfactory qualifying session.
“Qualifying continues to be my Achilles heel but I’m satisfied with two top ten finishes, particularly the sixth place in race one,” said Hickman.
“I made a good start in both races and my pace was strong at the end of each of them, but the second race was obviously affected by the coming together which dropped me down the order.
The changes we made to the bike this weekend were all positive and although I was losing a bit of time getting onto the straights, I was strong elsewhere so overall it’s been a positive day.”