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GB Moto to announce Peter Hickman for British Superbike title tilt

By Paul Lindsay

British Superbike regulars GB Moto, who recently extended their factory-supported deal with Kawasaki until 2018, are set to announce Peter Hickman as their driving force on the International Road Racing scene in the coming weeks.

The 28-year-old Englishman will join James Ellison in the GB Moto squad as part of their British Superbike assault in 2016, but it's on the roads where Hicky will be expected to show the strength of Kawasaki's all-new ZX-10R.

The Hickman deal has been under wraps for some time at GB Moto, but having won a Superbike race back in August at the Ulster Grand Prix on only his second visit to Dundrod, shows his pedigree.

He also made a barnstorming start to his TT debut as the event's fastest newcomer just over 12 months ago; then in June this year, he upped his best lap speed to 131.626mph en route to seventh place in the Senior TT.

Mar-Train Racing's announcement that Dean Harrison had opted out of year two of his contract could see Gary Johnson link with the Saintfield team. The 35-year-old from Grimsby gave Tim Martin's team their debut podium with a third at the TT back in June in the opening Supersport race and would be a major asset in the continued development of the all-new Yamaha R1M.

It is rumoured that Dean Harrison may be moving to Lancashire based Silicone Racing in 2016, managed by former racer Paul Iddon. The team currently runs Russ Mountford on the roads and sidecar boys John Holden and Andrew Winkle. The deal would see Harrison back on his preferred Kawasaki ZX-10R machinery with the option of a Yamaha R6 for the Supersport class.

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