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KMR Kawasaki add Archibald to join Farquhar

Ryan Farquhar adds Adrian Archibald to his KMR Kawasaki rider line-up ahead of the 2011 road racing season.
Ryan Farquhar and Adrian Archibald will form KMR Kawasaki's line-up for the 2011 road racing season in a campaign that will include the Isle of Man TT.

Farquhar will run under the KMR Kawasaki banner for the third successive year and has taken delivery of two of the all-new ZX-10R Kawasaki machines, one for the Superstock class and one to be run to Evo-spec rules for the Superbike races, which he hopes will enable him to add to his International tally of wins.

He also has the use of two 600cc machines for the Supersport class whilst he'll once more campaign a full season on the ER6 Super Twin.

Having expressed his desire to run a second rider during 2011, a number of discussions since took place and it's regular rival Archibald that has secured the ride with the duo relishing the prospect of working together and giving the fledgling Super Twin class an even bigger boost.

All machines under the KMR Kawasaki stable will be campaigned in the customary red and black colours with the exception of Ryan's Superstock machine which will be run in traditional Kawasaki green.

the team's calendar will comprise of the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix, though he will also contest the Southern 100, all races at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, the Manx Grand Prix and the majority of the Irish National road races. He also hopes to run a couple of riders at the Manx GP in September.

"I'm delighted the new season is almost upon us and it's great to have everything in place for, hopefully, another strong year,” he said. “I've been fortunate enough to retain my loyal sponsors from 2010 whilst it's great to welcome so many new ones on board, particularly Manx Gas, BA Components and Dawson Engineering.

“The last two seasons have been superb and we're in a great position to challenge for even more race wins this year. I've got fantastic support behind me, probably more than ever before, and the success at the International races will be the main aim, particularly the TT."

"Kawasaki have again helped tremendously and wanted me to run a 2nd rider this season and, after discussions didn't work out with another rider, I spoke to Adrian. I wanted to run someone who I knew I could rely on, works hard and puts in 100% effort and commitment. Adrian fits that bill and is the perfect man for the job. We go back a long way and have the utmost respect for each other so I'm really looking forward to it. It can only be good for the class."

“It's going to be a very interesting year for me and I'm really looking forward to working with Ryan and his team,” added Archibald. “We spoke about working together a while ago and we've always been friends so it's something that can only be good for the sport and, obviously, for the Super Twin class. It's a new class for me but I've liked what I've seen so, all being well, I'll be able to run at the front and gain more publicity for Ryan's team.

“He's always been very professional so I think we can have a good season together. I'm still as hungry for success as I've always been so I'm very excited about 2011 and can't wait for the first race.”

Related Pictures

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Ryan Farquhar and Adrian Archibald [pic credit: Stephen Davison]
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in 2012.
Lee Johnston has teamed up with Ryan Farquhar to race a KMR Kawasaki in the NI Air Ambulance colours at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki at the Classic TT.
Peter Hickman on the GBmoto Kawasaki.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
James Hillier on the Muc-Off Quattro Plant Kawasaki.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki Supersport machine during practice for the Isle of Man TT
Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen in the Royal Victoria Hospital
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar and Dan Cooper at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Gearlink Kawasaki at the North West 200
James Hillier, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, [Credit: Quattro Plant Kawasaki]
Ryan Farquhar on the Tyco BMW.
Jeremy McWilliams on the KMR Kawasaki at the North West 200 in 2015.

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