IoM TT Legends Hickman, McGuinness Set for British MotoGP Superstock Wildcard

The FHO BMW British Superbike team has announced it will wildcard with both its BSB riders at this year’s British MotoGP race

Peter Hickman, 2024 BSB Oulton Park Test. - Ian Hopgood

The British MotoGP will feature the National Superstock Championship as a support category across the weekend, with the FHO BMW team entering Josh Brookes and Peter Hickman as wildcard riders.

The National Superstock class, traditionally a support class for the British Superbike Championship, missed the opening BSB round of the season in Navarra, but remains with an 11-round calendar thanks to its slot at the British GP.

BSB is calling National Superstock’s MotoGP races a “showcase event”, and in addition to the FHO BMW riders - two-time British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes and 13-time TT winner Peter Hickman (whose 136.358mph TT lap record was set last year on Superstock machinery) - there will also be a wildcard appearance from 23-time TT winner John McGuinness.

The entry list is also expected to feature the full-time National Superstock field, including 2022 champion Davey Todd, Joe Talbot, and Josh Owens who raced in the Superbike class before getting injured in 2023.

In the past, the Silverstone 200 support event was featured on the British Grand Prix weekend, featuring riders from the British Superbike, British Supersport, and National Superstock championships. The Silverstone 200 debuted in 2012 with a two-race format. Both were won that year by Shane Byrne on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki that he would go on to win that year’s BSB title on.

The MotoGP British Grand Prix is scheduled for 2-4 August at Silverstone. It will be the first race after the summer break, and is now set to be the 10th round of the 2024 season after the postponement of the Kazakhstan Grand Prix that was announced earlier this week.

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Image credit: Ian Hopgood