KIWI RIDER 11 2018 VOL.2 - Page 72

WORLD’S FASTEST RACER COMING TO SUZUKI SERIES C arl Cox Motorsport has announced it’s bringing Isle of Man TT star Peter Hickman to ride one of their BMW S1000RR machines at the three round New Zealand Suzuki Series this December. Considering himself a local resident over the winter, DJ Carl Cox has made it a mission to bring ‘Hicky’ over for the Kiwi race fans. The tall English rider made his TT debut only four years ago but really came of age this season, taking two wins and smashing the overall lap record, with a devastating 135.452mph circulation on his Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR. 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 70 KIWI RIDER ‘home’ three round series. ‘Hicky’ 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 Manfeild 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. Carl Cox Motorsport is readying a Superstock spec BMW S1000RR and is liaising with Hicky’s UK crew for base settings for the machine. Alongside the three race events the team is keen to show Hicky and his partner as many exciting Kiwi activities as possible, as they visit New Zealand for the first time. Carl Cox is looking forward to the traditional New Zealand end of year trio of events having visited several times previously. The renowned electronic music producer has a long-standing love of all forms of motorsport, giving support to teams and racers on two, three and four wheels, in both modern and classic racing. He once again made his pilgrimage to the Isle of