The fastest ever rider around the Isle of Man TT, Peter Hickman, will lead FHO Racing BMW in their debut 2022 road racing season alongside his BSB commitments.
For Hickman, it means a return to the Isle of Man TT after two seasons due to the event being cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, while it’s also a return to the International road racing scene after three years.
Alongside his BSB schedule, Hickman will take part in the Isle of Man TT, North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and the Macau Grand Prix which is set to take place in November next year.
"After three years away, I’m delighted to be heading back to the International road races next year and equally delighted to be doing so with FHO Racing," added Hickman.
"Having re-signed with the team in the British Championship, after a successful season this year, it’s great to be contesting the likes of the TT and NW200 with them too and I can’t wait.
"I had some great times at the road races with the S 1000RR and with the way it performed on the short circuits this year, I’m excited to see what we can do with the M 1000RR on the roads; I’m confident we’ll turn a few heads!"
Brian McCormack will join Hickman in competing at each of the four events, however, it will be on the Superstock version of the M 1000 RR, which is the series he will be competing in domestically.
After Hickman secured two BSB wins for the team in its debut season, FHO Racing were chosen by BMW Motorrad as the official road racing team, which Team Owner, Fahe Ho called a ‘real honour’.
Ho added: "It’s a real honour for FHO Racing to be chosen by BMW Motorrad as their official team at the 2022 International road races especially as we’ve only been in existence for a year!
"It shows the progress and impression we’ve made, both on and off the track, and returning to the roads in 2022 with Peter and Brian is very exciting for everyone connected with the team.”
"Peter’s record speaks for itself whilst Brian’s results have continually improved and we’re quietly confident both riders will excel next season.
"On a personal note, the road races are very important to me and having attended the likes of the TT and, obviously, Macau on a regular basis, I’m thrilled to be attending them in 2022 with the team and in an official capacity."