Formed with the nucleus of the now defunct Smiths Racing team, FHO (Faye Ho) Racing will enter the International roads scene for the first time in 2021, with none other than five times TT winner Peter Hickman leading the squad’s challenge.
FHO Racing ran by roads paddock regular, all round great racing enthusiast, businesswoman Faye Ho will provide world’s fastest road racer Hickman with BMW’s first two wheel M division derived machine for next year’s International road races, the M1000RR.
Ultra looking forward to the new challenges ahead, experienced BSB competitor Hickman who has recorded to date 23 International road races, stated today via his official website about the FHO Racing project:
Photo via Peter Hickman.net
“This is an exciting time for me, the team and I think racing in general as we gain a passionate new team owner in Faye.
I’ve known Faye for a few years as a generous supporter of racing in Macau and most importantly she wants to win!
I’ve had an awesome four years with the Smiths Racing team, we’ve grown together as a group, been successful in BSB and on the Roads, so now I think we can build on that and take it to a new level. After such a bad year globally, it’s so positive to have a new team and sponsor enter the arena.”
Photo credit: ID/Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government
Faye Ho, added via Hickman’s official website:
“I’ve always loved motorsport and bike racing in particular, so when the opportunity arose to take over from the Smiths team, it seemed the ideal opportunity to get involved.
I first supported motorcycle teams at the Macau Grand Prix in 2009 and the next year we claimed the victory with Stuart Easton and the PBM squad.
What struck me immediately with two-wheeled racing was the excitement and passion; it is a huge challenge that the teams and riders take on each time they are on track.”
“When I came back to the UK, I witnessed the thrill of the Isle of Man TT and the level of professionalism and competition of the BSB series.
When we heard the Smiths team were withdrawing, and having got to know Alan and Rebecca Smith, the team owners, in Macau, it felt like perfect timing to help step in to build a new team.
I’m just so excited to get going, this is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever undertaken and ultimately we have the desire to want to win races!”
Words by Stevie Rial, quotes via Peter Hickman official website