Ryan Farquhar got his 2010 road racing season underway in scintillating fashion at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough on Sunday when he won all 8 of the races he started! The KMR Kawasaki rider dominated proceedings winning both legs of the Ian Watson Trophy (retaining the trophy he won in 2009), both legs of the Supersport 600cc, both legs of the Mini Twins and both legs of the Singles. The victories also saw him move on to 52 race wins around the 2.43-mile woodland circuit, making him the third most successful rider ever.
Ryan's eight victories awards him a total of 375 points, whilst fellow Ulsterman Michael Pearson claimed four second places during day accumulating 145 points for his efforts.
Adrian Archibald is currently third in the rankings after the opening round has 92 points for three fourth's and a third place.
Scunthorpe's Josh Leaning scored a double in the 400cc class on his debut ride at the hillside venue, as circuit regular; Stoke on Trent's, Lee Vernon also achieved a double in the 250cc Lightweight category putting them both in fourth place in the table with 90 points apiece.
Retained fireman Ivan Lintin slots into sixth spot with 76 points with four top six placings.
1st: Ryan Farquhar 375 points
2nd: Michael Pearson 145 points
3rd: Adrian Archibald 92 points
4th: Joshua Leaning 92 points
4th: Lee Vernon 92 points
6th: Ivan Lintin 76 points
7th: David Bell 60 points
7th: Mark Goodings 60 points
7th: Kiaran Hankin 60 points
10th: Chris Palmer 54 points
Round two brings the action to the first road race in the Irish Road Racing Championship season, the Cookstown 100, with the races taking place on Saturday April 24th.
Full details of the 2010 Duke Road Race Rankings can be found on www.dukevideo.com/DukeRoadRaceRankings.