PETER Founds ended the British F2 Sidecar Championship season in the way he would have wanted – with a win on his local circuit, Oulton Park!

The weekend's victory capped a wonderful campaign for the Knutsford-based driver, having already been crowned British champion for a fourth consecutive time to go along with the third-place achievement at the 2019 TT as well as a win and a third at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

And multiple lap records have been broken all around the country in the process.

The title was retained at Castle Combs in August, with two rounds remaining.

That was the first weekend Founds called on deputising passengers, with his regular partner Jevan Walmsley having broken his heel in race two of the previous round at Croft after a 'coming together' resulted in the pair's sidecar rolling.

The win at the weekend ensured the campaign ended in fitting style.

Due to a clash with the returning Oliver’s Mount event at Scarborough, a lot of the top teams had chosen to go there instead of Oulton.

For this round, Founds had accomplished Manxman passenger Benjamin Binns on board.

They wasted no time in getting on the pace and secured pole position for the race by more than seconds.

Founds and Binns clocked up a 1:51 last lap, with the Gibson/Moore bike back in second on 1:56.

No sooner had the lads returned to the paddock it was almost time for their race.

As the sidecars began to get called, the heavens opened but fortunately Team Founds had time to get the wet tyres fitted on.

Founds made a good start and kept the lead as the bikes blasted towards Old Hall corner and down The Avenue.

Being on pole kept Team Founds out of the masses of spray being generated by the rest of the field.

With their superior speed which was evident in qualifying, Founds and Binns were flying from the off and had soon pulled a massive gap of more than five seconds on the first lap.

TF72 were super comfortable in these conditions as the big 230 Avon rear tyre gave them massive grip and the rest of the field had no answer.

The pair increased their lead, lap by lap, winning by nearly 16 seconds from Ashley Gibson and Ashley Moore, with Sean Hegarty and James Neave completing the podium.

With race two planned for the penultimate event of the day, and the meeting running half an hour behind schedule, Binns had to leave to catch his ferry back to the Isle of Man, so Founds did not compete in the last event of the season.

The team will now get down to planning for 2020.