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Ryan Farquhar becomes first ever winner of Supertwin race at NW200

'It doesn't get any better than this and it's just a dream come true' - Ryan Farquhar
Ryan Farquhar hailed a dream KMR Kawasaki 1-2-3 finish in the first ever Supertwin race at the Relentless International North West 200 as a 'dream come true'.

Farquhar won the race from ex-Grand Prix winner and North West 200 newcomer Jeremy McWilliams, with 12-times circuit winner Michael Rutter producing a superb final lap to force his way through to claim the final position on the rostrum ahead of James Hillier and Adrian Archibald.

Ballyclare's Jamie Hamilton finished sixth to ensure all four of Farquhar's ER6 machines finished inside the top half dozen.

The thrilled Dungannon man, who built and prepared all four bikes, said: “It doesn't get any better than this - to run your own team and have three riders on the podium.

“I'm absolutely over the moon and a big thanks to Jeremy, Michael and Jamie because everyone has done us proud.

“I want to thank all my sponsors as well and everyone who has helped because this is just a dream come true,” added Farquhar, who was celebrating his fourth North West 200 success and his first victory on the Causeway Coast in seven years.

McWilliams, who was making his full racing debut at the North West, rode superbly to finish as the runner-up.

“I knew I could do it and I had a great bike and a great team behind me,” said the former MotoGP rider.

“The tyres were superb as well, so thanks to Bridgestone because we were the only ones using them.

“It was so nerve-wracking out there but I was having fun too.”

Related Pictures

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Ryan Farquhar - KMR Kawasaki [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW.
Michael Dunlop, Buildbase BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Stars of the official launch of the 2016 North West 200
Jeremy McWilliams on the KMR Kawasaki at the North West 200 in 2015.
Michael Rutter on the Penz13.com BMW at Macau.
Michael Rutter on the Penz13.com BMW at Macau.
Action from the 2015 North West 200.
Michael Rutter celebrates winning the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop, Bruce Anstey and Ryan Farquhar were the top three in the Formula 1 race at the Classic TT
Dan Cooper and Michael Rutter in the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the Formula 1 Classic TT on the Team Classic Suzuki
Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Racing Honda at the Classic TT
Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Honda
Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop on the Superstock podium at the Ulster Grand Prix

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