Isle of Man TT lap record holder Peter Hickman will travel to New Zealand this winter after signing a deal with Carl Cox Motorsport.
As big supporters of ‘real road racing’ and with a base in New Zealand, the team from Carl Cox Motorsport were very keen to bring the talented Burton-on-Trent rider over for their ‘home’ three round series.
Hickman has also had wins in the ultra-competitive British Superbike Championship, so his versatility on both short circuits and road events should hold him in good stead in the mixed discipline Kiwi series.
The series kicks off at the renowned Bruce McLaren Motor Park, where Carl Cox Motorsport help organise various track activities, before moving to the Manfield circuit for round two.
Then on Boxing Day the legendary Cemetery Circuit hosts the final event on the closed roads around Wanganui, a firm favourite with road racers from around the World.
“What a great opportunity this is, getting away from the UK winter, seeing New Zealand for the first time and racing motorbikes at some great new circuits," said Hickman.
I’ve met Carl at the Philip Island Classic and Isle of Man TT and always been impressed with how he’s helped so many riders. He clearly does it for the love of it and guys like him are few and far between. So I’m mega thankful he’s taken an interest in bringing me over and supplying a bike to race on.
"We have Macau now and then I’m swatting up on the three circuits, whilst the team have already been in contact about bike set-up and even what branding I’d like on the bike.
"Obviously we’re coming for the racing but we’re also really looking forward to seeing the country, we’ve heard so many great things about it, bring it on.”