FHO Racing BMW are striving for further success in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship next season and are delighted to announce the return of Peter Hickman to the team for their 2022 campaign.
As the newest team on the grid in Britain’s most prestigious motorsport championship, the pairing of FHO Racing BMW and Hickman have been a formidable combination during their debut season with the all-new BMW M 1000 RR.
In their first season together, FHO Racing BMW and Hickman claimed a place in the all-important Showdown and still remain in mathematical contention ahead of this afternoon’s opening race of the title-deciding weekend at Brands Hatch.
The highlight of the season so far came with a double victory at the team’s home round of Cadwell Park, plus together scoring a further three podium finishes, including the first for BMW’s newest Superbike model at the season opening round at Oulton Park.
“I am obviously really excited about next year and it is great to know I am staying with the FHO Racing BMW team. It is a fantastic team to work with, the crew all work really well together, which is awesome and so to have continuity with another year is great news.
“We will only get stronger and we are always learning, especially with the new BMW M 1000 RR. It has been working well this season and so to have the momentum to continue developing and moving forward is fantastic. We can really hit the ground running next year and have a proper crack at the championship.
“This is the first time I have come into the final round with a mathematical chance of even winning the title, so this has been my strongest year in BSB. Although I finished fourth overall in 2017, I feel that this has been my strongest year as the championship gets harder and harder because of the competition, but for sure, this has been my strongest. We have had a bit of bad luck this year at times but we have lots to look forward to next year and we can’t wait.”
Team Owner Faye Ho
“I am happy to announce that Peter is the first rider to be confirmed in the FHO Racing BMW line up for next season. We have achieved a lot together in our first year, and I am proud of what we have accomplished with a new team and new bike in what was a completely new challenge.
“I feel that now that we have the experience of this year, we can spend the winter building to make a stronger championship in 2022, and together we will be aiming for even more success. I am really motivated to keep this momentum going as a team as we strive for even more in our second year.”