HAVING wrapped up this year's and their sixth British F2 Sidecar Championship with a round to spare, Pete Founds and passenger Jevan Walmsley headed to Scotland for the final outing of the series at the famous Knockhill circuit, writes Ste McNorton.

This was a big event with the F2 sidecars running in the same race as the longer F1 bikes.

Qualifying would see all the bikes out together, which on a narrow circuit like Knockhill certainly made the track look very busy.

That being said, Founds and Walmsley set a brilliant time to take pole in the F2 class which put them eighth on the grid even ahead of some of the supposed faster F1 bikes.

With the usual one race on Saturday, the lads showed why they are multiple British champions as they certainly mixed it with the long bikes and although they were out dragged for top speed on the straights they just wouldn’t be left behind.

The No72 outfit came home eighth overall, but more importantly the took the class win.

Race two on Sunday was the normal reverse grid format, but when you throw the longer F1 bikes into that mix, it was going to be a different story.

Lights out and the No72 FHO Racing Honda made a great start as the bikes blasted downhill to the first corner, with the tight and twisty sections of the circuit really suited to the shorter bikes and the lads, as always, were up for a battle.

Although not fully taking part in this years F2 championship, the No17 CES Suzuki of Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie were there on home soil for Hardie to show how quick they were, and this would end up being the battle for the top step of the F2 podium.

Although the battle would continue throughout the race, Founds and Walmsley could only manage second place as the bikes crossed the line - still not a bad outcome.

So with a record points haul and a record number of wins, the team will now get back to planning for next year and hopefully claiming a seventh championship and an elusive TT win.