BSB Superstock: Alex Olsen stays with FHO Racing BMW for 2022

Alex Olsen will stay with FHO Racing BMW in the Superstock class
Alex Olsen will stay with FHO Racing BMW in the Superstock class

Alex Olsen will remain with the FHO Racing BMW team in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship next season.

Olsen has enjoyed a successful year in the Superstock class after battling back from a career-threatening injury in 2020, sustained whist racing for Smiths Racing BMW – which became FHO Racing this year – in the Superbike class.

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With one race remaining this season, Olsen still has a mathematical chance of the title. He is 23 points behind series leader Tom Neave, and one point behind Billy McConnell in second. Olsen has won four times in 2021, securing a further two podiums.

“I am really glad to get the deal done coming into the last round as you are ready for a good winter ahead of the new season,” Olsen said. “I am already working on hitting the ground run next year and consistency is so important.

“It is always nice to go into this final weekend knowing we can still win, but we know we had to build up during the year, so it will be nice to go into 2022 fully fit and have a good go at it straight away.”

Olsen’s announcement comes 24 hours after it was revealed that Peter Hickman will remain with the team in the Superbike class. Hickman secured FHO Racing’s maiden victories at Cadwell Park.

“I have been really impressed with how Alex has approached this season,” team owner Faye Ho added. “He was so determined to come back and return to the form he knows he is capable of, and to have achieved wins and podiums to be in title contention in our first year has been fantastic.”

The final Superstock race of the season is due to begin at 14:30 this afternoon (October 17).