RR » Ryan Farquhar claims 'bullying' forced him out

Ryan Farquhar sat out his home event, the Bush National Road Races, after what he described as 'bullying' by the governing body, the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre).

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June 22, 2010 8:59 PM

Oh dear what a debacle. Surely the powers that be can get it together. They are supposed to support the sport & encourage more participation. This story sounds like they are doing the opposite? It's their job to set the framework that we compete within. Set the rules then leave the rules alone. Sounds like MotoGp where the change the rules every five minutes.

Good luck to you Ryan, all the best with it.

Richard Mushet

June 23, 2010 8:04 AM

Sounds to me like the Irish racing authorities ask "How high?" when a Dunlop says "Jump."

It's a crying shame that two-strokes are a dying breed, but it looked like they were future-proofing as many classes as possible by introducing the 450 twins. Instead they've shot themselves in the foot...

sparky16 - Unregistered

June 28, 2010 11:09 PM

Its a bit of a strange mix. Hybrid 450 crosser engines against 125 race bikes. Maybe william is getting fed up of getting drubbed by ryan. But if they agreed to the formula in the first place, mcui shouldn't really be back tracking. Mind you, they're not the easiest people to fathom at the best of times, and seem to regularly suffer from IQ failure, so not really surprising.

daves - Unregistered

June 29, 2010 10:21 AM

If I didn't like something on the grid I protested before the flag dropped not after I was beaten, seems William only complains after being beaten and he's non to keen on backmarkers, but in real road racing they are always a factor you have to live with and I cannot recall his dad ever having protested as such. I was flat out(850 norton) through the bombhole at the right side fairly close to the hedge when Joey(750 yam) squeezed between me and the hedge, he politley asked me after if I was Ok with a wry smile( speed diff was 40mph) and he knew it would of put the wind up anyone.

Oli - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 12:47 PM

I doubt very much someone of RF's talent and intelligence would have built a 450 merely in the vague hope he could race it in the 125 class. Clearly it was in the rules.

Surely this is as simple as black and white.

Get the rulebook out (I assume even the MCUI has one), and read what it says. Were 450 machines allowed or not? It's not like it can be a grey area.

Muppets. Bravo RF for standing your ground.

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