PETE Founds is making a habit of finishing on the podium in prestigious races on the Isle of Man.

The 45-year-old and his passenger Jevan Walmsley achieved second place on the Honda LCR in sidecar TT race one at the weekend, with the second event to follow on Wednesday.

Representing FHO Motorsport, they clocked 57mins 17.835secs with an average speed of 118.529mph, behind the winners Ben and Tom Birchall from Blackwell, Derbyshire.

Their 119mph lap makes them the second fastest sidecar to go around Isle of Man.

Last year, Founds and Walmsley finished second and third in the two TT races while returning to the island a month later to successfully defend their Southern 100 title.

Founds, who relocated to Northwich from Knutsford but hails from Wirral, has an interesting background and is maintaining the family success both at Isle of Man and in the sport generally.

He has three brothers, Alan, Chris and Steve, who have history in the sport.

Team Founds Racing was established more than 52 years ago when their father Des started out – and he achieved a third place TT finish in 1989.

This is not the first sport in which Peter has proved to be a winner.

The former mechanical engineer at Fiddler's Ferry Power Station in Warrington represented Great Britain at under 21s level in ice hockey.

He used to be captain of the now-defunct Flintshire Freeze ice hockey team based at Deeside Leisure Centre.