BSB: Peter Hickman re-signs with FHO Racing BMW for 2022
Peter Hickman will remain with the FHO Racing BMW team in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship next season.
Hickman was a part of the Louth-based Smiths Racing BMW team which was purchased by Faye Ho at the end of the 2020 season The Showdown contender secured the team's maiden podium in the second race of the year at Oulton Park, before doing the double at Cadwell Park in August.
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"I am obviously really excited about next year and it is great to know I am staying with the FHO Racing BMW team," Hickman said. "It is a fantastic team to work with, the crew all work really 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."
Like all BMW teams, FHO Racing switched to the all-new M1000 RR for the 2021 season after a tough final outing with the S1000 RR last year. Hickman's victory at Cadwell Park was the first for the brand-new Superbike model. With three races remaining, Hickman finds himself sixth in the championship with two wins and five podiums.
“Breaking news”— FHO Racing (@FHO_Racing) October 16, 2021
FHO RACING BMW SIGNAL TITLE INTENTIONS FOR 2022 BENNETTS BSB BY RE-SIGNING HICKMAN
FHO Racing BMW are striving for further success in the @OfficialBSB next season and are delighted to announce the return of @peterhickman60 for 2022 pic.twitter.com/VdxRUV25xI
Mathematically, he's still in with a chance of the title, however this may change by the end of today (October 16). Hickman topped FP1 yesterday afternoon, before ending the opening day fifth overall.
Team owner Faye Ho added: "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."