NORTHWICH sidecar racers have broken new ground.

Rider Pete Founds and his passenger Jevan Walmsley have won the FSRA British F2 Championship for an unprecedented sixth time.

And the pair have sealed their stunning success with a round spare.

The achievement in defending their title was secured with two impressive wins at the weekend.

After taking three wins from three races at the Cadwell Sidecar revival at the beginning of the month, Founds and Walmsley returned to the Lincolnshire circuit for the Battle of Britain aiming to wrap up the championship before the last round at Knockhill.

They showed once again that they are getting faster and faster, year after year – and are going to take some beating.

Saturday saw a slightly smaller field than usual but nonetheless the No72 FHO Racing Honda was still the machine to beat as it roasted the opposition and secured an outstanding pole position by more than two seconds.

Race One was held on Saturday afternoon in perfect conditions.

As the lights went out, Founds made a great start and but could not hold position into the first corner as the No17 Suzuki of Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie took the lead.

However, there was nothing to worry about for the lads as they love a fight and by lap three it was the No72 bike at the front.

With a huge visible speed difference, Founds and Walmsley pulled away with the rest of the field having no answer to their pace and took the win by more than 14 seconds.

Race Two on Sunday brought the regular reverse grid format, and there may have been a bit of concern in the Team Founds 72 camp as during the morning warm-up an electrical gremlin had appeared.

The team checked the bike and ran an electronic diagnostic which they hoped had sorted it.

As the field blasted away at the start, Founds made up one position off the grid and settled into the race.

Over the next few laps the lads picked their way through the field and were soon second behind Crawford and Hardie, and reflecting on Saturday’s pace it was only a matter of time before they took the lead.

On lap five, the move was made and the lead was gained. Unfortunately for the rest of the field that was the last they saw of them as they streaked away to another stunning win.

The lads were delighted and thanked all of their friends and families for their help and support as they celebrated in the paddock.