PETER Founds has said that steady progress while adjusting to a modified machine for this season helped him to claim another British F2 Sidecar Championship.

The Knutsford driver and his passenger, Jevan Walmsley, took the title for a third successive year with one round to spare following a stunning double at Castle Combe that also saw them set a lap record.

It was proof that the Team Founds combination had learned how to get the best from a new chassis built for the 2018 campaign.

"We expected it to be a challenge," said Founds.

"The season started slowly because we spent time trying to understand how the bike was handling and we perhaps also had one eye on the Isle of Man TT which is an important point in the calendar for us.

"We tinkered with different set-ups to try and be ready for it."

He said that their rivals for the top prize had improved too, and it wasn't until the second-half of the season that they looked likely to keep hold of their crown.

A victory in front of the television cameras at Brands Hatch provided a boost during a guest appearance on the British Superbike Championship support bill before a return to their own championship and a maiden win with the new chassis at Cadwell Park.

They did not look back.

"We're massively pleased and the reliability and performance of our engine made the difference," added Founds.