THE Netherlands awaits Team Founds 72 after retaining the British F2 Sidecar Championship.

Knutsford driver Peter Founds and his passenger Jevan Walmsley will tackle a fresh challenge after capping a second title-winning season with two wins at Cadwell Park at the weekend.

The pair, who secured maximum points in 11 of the 14 races staged over six months, now turn their attention to Assen, where they will be a guest in the RKB F1 and F600 championship which supports the BSB Superbike Championship.

The series, mainly contested by F1 chassis machines, will not only provide the team a great test but also an opportunity to explore some set-ups that they would not normally have the chance to try.

Founds and the team set off to Cadwell Park with the 2017 British F2 Sidecar Championship already secured as a result of two wins achieved a week earlier at Mallory Park.

The weekend’s action not only allowed them to confirm their dominance but also show just how good Team Founds can perform in all conditions.

Wet conditions became treacherous in the first qualifying session, with Founds and Walmsley aquaplaning off the circuit at Hall bends and running off the grass.

But their combined performance from two outings, 1:59:319 at an average speed of 65.77 mph and 1:52:523 at an average speed of 69.74 mph, resulted in the pair lining up in second place for the races.

As wet conditions continued for race one on Saturday, a fastest lap 1:49:823 on the No72 Suzuki put them in charge and in lap seven they took a 6.2 second lead.

Although that was cut back to 2.2 secs by Tim Reeves/Adam Christie by the last lap it was too little too late, and their nearest rivals were excluded in a post-race investigation for contact that had led to rivals bowing out.

Sunday brought more poor conditions for the warm-up to race two, with Founds and Walmsley deciding to stay in the paddock.

Even though it was still cloudy, the track had dried for the start of the race and the teams all elected for slick tyres instead of the wets of the previous day.

On lap eight, Team Founds started to stamp their authority on the race and began to pull away.

Lap by lap they got further up the road and on lap 12 put in a time of 1:37:950, which was almost three seconds a lap faster than the rest.

TF72 then lapped consistently quicker than the rest of the field and took the chequered flag with a huge 12 second advantage, a fitting end to the season for the two-time British Champions.