BSB Snetterton: FHO Racing launch new initiative to support two female racers
FHO Racing has announced a new collaboration with two female riders in the HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship.
The new initiative will see Faye Ho's Bennetts British Superbike team work closely with 16-year-old Charlotte Marcuzzo and 17-year-old Scarlett Robinson in the Junior class. Both riders will use the distinctive FHO Racing livery for the remainder of the season, and will be supported by members of the team.
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Marcuzzo won the British Mini Grand Prix winter series in 2019 before narrowly missing out on the regular season crown in the final race of the year. Marcuzzo also gained her ACU licence and made her debut in the Bemsee Team Green Junior Supersport championship, taking two fifths and two thirds on her maiden race meeting at Cadwell Park.
The 16-year-old ended her 2020 campaign sixth overall, but was the best-placed 300cc rider as those ahead of her were using 400cc Kawasakis. Marcuzzo ended the season with a podium.
“To begin with the new livery we have for this weekend looks amazing and I feel that it is just the start of getting us noticed on track," Marcuzzo said. "They are definitely go-faster colours so hopefully we can be on the pace straight away and keep moving forward. Faye is really strong, and she has already helped with boosting our confidence, so I am excited about working together."
Robinson has raced in several different disciplines over the years, including Motocross, Supermoto and circuit racing. Robinson finished second overall in the Supermono GB Junior Championship in 2019. Last year Robinson made an appearance in the Junior Supersport season finale at Donington Park, whilst she's been competing in the 2021 Thundersport Superteens series, alongside other championships, on a 400cc Kawasaki.
“This is massive for me and I feel that already we are getting noticed more, especially because of the colour scheme," Robinson said. "If this can help to raise our profile more then it will hopefully also mean we can add to our existing partners, who make it possible for us to go racing. I would like to thank Faye for her support, and I am looking forward to being associated with FHO Racing."
Team principal Faye Ho is pushing for more female representation within motorcycle racing. Ho is currently the only female team owner in the paddock, whilst the grids are mainly made up of male racers.
“I am delighted to announce our new association with Charlotte and Scarlett for the remainder of the season," Ho said. "It was always a huge ambition of mine to become a team owner in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, and to make that dream a reality this season was a huge achievement for me, especially to be the only women currently to be in that position.
"I wanted to share that experience of succeeding in a goal, and I feel really driven to be an advocate for more women to be recognised within the sport. This new association means that as a race-winning team in Britain’s biggest motorsport championship, we can offer advice and guidance on how to further their careers and really champion women within the sport.
"I am hoping that this new collaboration will also bring a new interest to the project, and we are welcoming any brands who would like to be associated in supporting their dream to get in contact."
Both Marcuzzo and Robinson will be racing in FHO Racing colours at Snetterton this weekend.