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FHO Racing looking for success at Snetterton this weekend

The FHO Racing BMW Motorrad team are ready and raring to go this weekend (7-9 July) as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads to Snetterton in Norfolk. After a disappointing last outing both Josh Brookes and Peter Hickman are looking to turn their fortunes around aboard the BMW M 1000 RR.

Getting the 2023 season off to a strong start as he joined Faye Ho’s squad, Josh celebrated two wins and a further three podium finishes, but Knockhill delivered some challenges and his best finish was eight, with two ninth places.

Heading to the 2.9-mile Norfolk circuit, Josh is looking to bounce back this weekend, return to the sharp end and bolster his points in the overall standings, where he’s currently sitting fourth.

Arriving at the fifth round, teammate Pete is looking to put the difficulties of Knockhill behind him. Last year Snetterton was a turning point for Hicky and the FHO Racing team who were running in the top five all weekend, and the final race saw Pete on the podium.

After being in action last weekend at Donington Park for the UK round of World Superbikes, the ABK 0% Beer BMW Motorrad F 900 R Cup returns to BSB with Richard Cooper leading the way. The FHO Girls will also be back in action with Kate Walker joining Coopes in the F 900 R Cup, and Denise dal Zotto, Jamie Hanks-Elliott and Holly Harris taking to the track in the HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship.

Track action gets underway on Friday (7 July), with Superbike first free practice at 13.00. Qualifying and the Bike Social Sprint Race takes place on Saturday (8 July), with two further races on Sunday (9 July).

Josh Brookes:
“I’m looking forward to Snetterton, especially after the poor results at Knockhill. It’s been a long two weeks off to dwell on the disappointment there, so I’m keen to get to Snetterton and try to put things right again. The circuit should lend itself to horsepower and the BMW is known for being fast, so hopefully that plays into our favour. It’s a circuit that when things are going well, I really enjoy riding, so hopefully we can look towards and score the results we started the season with.”

Peter Hickman:
“Snetterton was a really good round for us last year and it was a bit of a turning point for our season. We made some changes that really improved and helped us, it actually changed our whole year. By default, we managed to get a podium, but we were top five all weekend regardless, which was the first-time last year that we’d been in those places consistently. The last few rounds have been really, really hard work, so hopefully this weekend can again be that turning point. Snetterton is a circuit that I’ve had mixed results at in my racing career, so we have to arrive this weekend putting the last rounds behind us, see how we get on, hope it goes our way and we can be back mixing with the front.”

Faye Ho – Team Principal:
“This weekend we’re arriving at Snetterton refreshed and refocused. We know the results at Knockhill are not what we wanted, or what both Josh and Pete are capable of. But you can’t dwell on bad weekends for too long, you have to learn and move forward and that’s what we’re planning to do this weekend. Snetterton is a fast and flowing circuit, where last year Pete was in the top five across the weekend and was on the podium in the final race. Josh is still in a good place in the overall standings where he’s fourth, so this weekend we dig deep and hopefully we can come back and start getting the results we started the season with.”

Posted on Thursday, July 6th, 2023 in News

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