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Farquhar: I've got 'unfinished business' at TT

Ryan Farquhar targets Superstock glory, confirms Jamie Hamilton in KMR Kawasaki team
by Kyle White

Northern Ireland's Ryan Farquhar has unfinished business to take care of in the Royal London 360 Superstock race at next year's Isle of Man TT races.

The effervescent international road race star was denied the opportunity to add to his tally of two victories on the Mountain Course in June when he crashed during the final practice session at Keppel Gate.

After initially ruling himself out of the event, Farquhar bravely took his place on the Glencrutchery Road for the Senior race at the end of the festival and rode through the pain barrier to finish 13th.

The KMR Kawasaki rider, who will run former National Superstock 600 champion Jamie Hamilton from Ballyclare in his team at the international road races next season, was bitterly disappointed at missing the Superstock race in particular after he agonisingly lost out by one second last year to TT record-breaker Ian Hutchinson.

With the Yorkshire rider watching from the sidelines as he recovered from a serious leg injury this year, Farquhar was widely tipped as the man to beat in the Superstock class until fate dealt him a cruel blow in practice.

And now Farquhar, who won the Production 600 race at the TT in 2004 and repeated the feat in the Supersport class the following year, is aiming to make amends next summer.

“I still have unfinished business in the Superstock class, particularly after this year's disappointment,” he said.

“I'm looking forward to next year's races and will be looking to build on my 2010 performance. I wouldn't want my TT career to end on a bad note and that's why I'm going back, because it was a major disappointment for me.”

Hamilton will make his debut at the TT in the Superbike, Superstock, Senior and Supertwins classes and Farquhar has been impressed by the 20-year-old's approach to the sport.

“I really like Jamie's attitude to racing and right from the moment he first rode for me at the Ulster Grand Prix, he's been a pleasure to work with,” he said.




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Ryan Farquhar [pic credit: IOM Media]
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Derek Sheils in action at the Walderstown road races.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.

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