PETER Founds and his sidecar passenger Jevan Walmsley broke new ground in their second race of the Isle of Man TT 2023.

Again the FHO Racing duo finished second to the invincible Birchall brothers, but in doing so they became only the second pairing to achieve a 120mph lap.

The first time that was achieved was just four days earlier in Sidecar TT Race 1 as Blackwell's Tom and Ben Birchall broke the lap record – and then improved it to 120.645mph as they completed their TT week's win double.

Northwich racer Founds and Walmsley also rocketed round the Mountain Course on their Honda LCR, creating their own piece of history on the third and final lap as they registered 120.079mph – topping their 119mph breakthrough in race one.

The Birchalls, though, came home nine seconds ahead of Founds/Walmsley for their 11th straight TT win and 14th overall.

WATCH BELOW: Highlights from Isle of Man TT 2023 sidecar race one

Founds continues to make a habit of finishing on the podium in prestigious races on the Isle of Man – and two second-place finishers in one TT edition is considered a significant success.

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 relocated to Northwich from Knutsford, but hails from Wirral 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.

In fact Alan placed 10th and 11th in the same 2023 TT sidecar races as his sibling.

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 Founds has proven 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.