BROOKES, HICKMAN AND FHO RACING REMAIN TOGETHER FOR THE 2024 SEASON
The FHO Racing BMW Motorrad group is delighted to announce that Josh Brookes and Peter Hickman will proceed with the group subsequent season within the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and on the Roads, as group proprietor Faye Ho introduced her 2024 plans on the weekend at Snetterton.
Since its launch in 2021, FHO Racing has change into a dominant drive within the British Championship in addition to on the roads, and signing two-time British Champion Brookes for this season confirmed the groups’ want to achieve BSB.
Having fun with a superb begin to the yr, Brookes completed on the rostrum in second and third, in addition to claiming a race win aboard the BMW M 1000 RR on the opening spherical. At the moment sitting fourth general Brookes remains to be very a lot a title contender for the 2023 season. Having gained two races, he has additionally collected three second place finishes and two third locations with simply 5 rounds accomplished this yr.
Alongside the British Championship, FHO Racing has achieved excessive ranges of success on the Isle of Man TT Races with Hickman, the place within the group’s debut yr in 2022 they gained the Superbike, Superstock and the Senior TT Races. At this yr’s occasion Hicky and FHO confirmed their dominance once more, occurring to win each Superstock races, smashing the outright TT lap document within the second race and completed the week victorious within the Senior TT.
With each riders retained early for 2024, the FHO Racing BMW Motorrad group can breathe sigh of aid that they’ve subsequent season already sorted and may look ahead to the rest of this season within the British Superbike Championship.
“I feel it’s usually the case that it takes a superb portion of a yr earlier than any rider will settle correctly with a brand new bike and group mixture, so I feel it is not uncommon to do multi-year contracts to see the perfect potential. I’ve at all times performed a year-by-year deal, however up to now I’ve at all times stayed and performed multi-years with the identical group for that motive. I feel it is sensible for me to that once more and we’re simply enhancing the bike now and I feel the outcomes can enhance so much and so it was fairly a straightforward resolution and I had no reservations after I had the chance to extent the contract for one more yr and stick with the group. The crew, group and administration are all first-class and I’m joyful to proceed on. Additionally it is somewhat bonus to be safe sooner or later so you’ll be able to focus clearly on the job that we’re doing and never have to fret about what may be subsequent yr. From my facet it’s all very constructive and I’m happy to announce this early within the yr the place I might be for subsequent yr.”
“I’m mega joyful to be signed up so early specifically within the season prepared for subsequent yr. I feel it has been a superb yr for Josh, however it has not been an awesome yr for me in BSB, clearly the roads have been robust for me. However probably not BSB regardless that I’ve proven promise right here and there like qualifying on the entrance row at Oulton Park and stuff. I’m actually joyful to maintain the group collectively actually. It has labored out rather well this yr and the group dynamic has actually labored. As a lot as my outcomes haven’t been there it isn’t by way of lack of attempting and it isn’t as a result of we’re not succesful. It has simply been a kind of issues. To get signed up this early to get sorted is completely mega and I’m wanting ahead to see what we are able to do for the remainder of this yr for a begin and see the place we find yourself by the top after which see what we are able to do in 2024. It takes the stress off in numerous other ways and I’m tremendous enthusiastic about all of it. It’s good to get sorted!”
Faye Ho – Workforce Principal:
“I’m actually joyful to announce that each Josh and Pete might be staying with us in 2024. We’ve obtained a extremely robust group and we’ve confirmed that with the outcomes on the Roads, and in addition with what Josh has performed up to now in BSB this yr. Everybody works collectively so effectively and the dynamic between the riders is simply improbable, so we had no motive to disrupt that for subsequent season, simply proceed on what we now have been constructing. I feel it additionally takes numerous stress off everybody getting all of it sorted early, so nobody is guessing what’s going to occur. I’m wanting ahead to the remainder of the season with Josh and Pete and dealing with them once more subsequent yr, hopefully we might be on the highest step of the championship – that’s the objective I’m in search of!”