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UGP: Farquhar can complete Supertwin clean-sweep

10 August 2012

Ryan Farquhar is the hot favourite to complete a clean sweep of international victories in the Supertwin class at tomorrow's Ulster Grand Prix.

The Northern Irishman won the inaugural Supertwin races at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT on his KMR Kawasaki ER6 this year and looks a safe bet to complete the set at Dundrod.

Farquhar was a comfortable winner in the Supertwin race at the Dundrod 150 national meeting yesterday from team-mate Jamie Hamilton and a repeat performance should be enough to see him scale the top step for the second time this week at the Ulster GP.

Reflecting on his victory, Farquhar said: "I just kept my head down from the start and rode hard and steady.

“It went really well although I was struggling to pull my gearing, but I was able to ride hard enough through the corners to hold on.

"It'd be nice to complete the set but I'm not thinking like that because I don't want to put any pressure on myself and I just want to go out there and enjoy it, because I've had a great season so far."

Farquhar has been a pioneer of the 650cc Supertwin machines since their introduction to road racing several years ago and was instrumental in ensuring the class received international billing at the NW200 and TT.

The Dungannon rider has field a number of top riders on his KMR Supertwin machines this season, with Jeremy McWilliams finishing as the runner-up at the North West 200, while Michael Rutter completed a 1-2-3 for Farquhar's team as he took third.


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