Scottish 125 champ Hickey to make Motostar debut at Brands Hatch

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RISHON Hickey looks set to end his dominant season mixing it with the big boys in the HEL Performance Motostar British Championship.

The 14-year-old has been offered the chance to ride Justin Waring’s Moto3 machine at the last round at Brands Hatch following his successful season in Scotland.

Hickey has claimed both the KMSC and Melville 125 Championships this season after a strong year north of the border.

Rishon Hickey has won the Knockhill and Melville 125 championships this year...
Rishon Hickey has won the Knockhill and Melville 125 championships this year…

With plans to join the Superteen series in 2017, Rishon and dad John had planned to race either his Aprilia 450 or the 125 machine at the final Thundersport GB round at Cadwell Park.

However, he has been offered the chance to race Waring’s machine instead, as John explained.

“We had planned to do the last Thundersport round on the 125 or the 450 at Cadwell to get a taste of what’s to come next year, but plans always seem to change,” he said.

“A good friend of mine, Brian Scott, who let Rishon ride his Honda GP125 at East Fortune had been speaking to some friends and it turned out Justin had a Moto3 bike that needed a rider for the final round of BSB.

“They asked if Rishon would be interested and of course he jumped at the chance.

“It’s going to be our biggest and hardest step yet as he has to learn the bike, learn the track and try to find a set-up but we’re all excited about the opportunity.”

John and Rishon will use the experience to assess where they sit ahead of next year. While both would love the chance to run at British level, John admits there will be a lot of thinking to do.

“We need to see where we stand and think hard about things. Thundersport is still something we’re looking at but obviously a Motostar ride on the British Superbike programme would be great.

“We’d also like to get to a few Scottish rounds too to support the clubs who have helped us so far, so we’ll have to see what happens.”

*Images: Rishon Hickey

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