FHO Racing has celebrated a week of wins on both two and three wheels as a number of Faye Ho’s supported racers scored victories in their respective fields.
Over the past seven days, the FHO name has stood on the top step of the FIM Sidecar World Championship, Southern 100 and Faugheen 50 podiums.
Kicking-off the wins was the FHO Racing sidecar squad of Pete Founds and Jevan Walmsley, who dominated last week’s Southern 100 sidecar action. Just a few weeks on from their two Isle of Man TT podiums, the pair were fast out the blocks as road racing returned to the Billown Course.
Qualifying on pole, they took the win in the opening Ace Hire Sidecar race, beating Tim Reeves and Kevin Rousseau by 38 seconds. And a day later they did it again, defending their 2019 crown by beating the former world champion by 16 seconds to take the Daryl Blake Construction Sidecar Championship race win.
Across in the FIM Sidecar World Championship, FHO Racing-supported Todd Ellis and Emmanuelle Clement edged ever-closer to the title with a win and a second place as the series arrived at Donington Park for its only UK round.
Arriving with a 16-point lead, the pair took a close win over nearest rivals and reigning champions Markus Schlosser and Marcel Fries in the opening race. Then, in a very close race two, the pair narrowly missed out on a double by 0.3secs to Stephen Kershaw and Andy Charlwood to leave Donington Park 41 points ahead with just two rounds remaining.
Meanwhile, on two wheels, Ireland’s Brian McCormack was spraying the winner’s Champagne at the Faugheen 50 Road Races after a thrilling victory on his Roadhouse Macau by FHO Racing BMW M 1000 RR.
Making a return to a national road race for the first time in a number of years, McCormack was quickly on the pace, qualifying third before enjoying a hard-fought battle on Sunday, keeping a cool head to beat Michael Sweeney to the win by 0.034secs.
Faye Ho, Team Principal:
“It’s been a very busy week for FHO Racing and I’m thrilled at how incredibly well all our teams and riders have done in their respective races and championships.
“Pete and Jevan had a fantastic four days over at the Southern 100 at the Isle of Man and it was clear from the first session they meant business. Following their performance at the TT, I was not at all surprised to see them so dominant here and once again, they showed everyone why they are champions.
“Todd and Emmanuelle, meanwhile, continue to impress everyone. They’ve been so strong since the start of the season and to come to their home round, score a win and a very close second and then leave with such a strong points lead in the FIM Sidecar World Championship is the dream weekend.
“Finally, it was wonderful to see Brian back on the top step of the podium again. He’s a rider who works so hard and after the TT he was really fired up and keen to get back out as soon as he could. He really deserves this result and it shows what a strong, talented rider he is.”