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Ryan Farquhar commits to TT return next year

'I'm definitely going to come back to the TT next year and ride a Supertwin because I enjoyed it so much - that I'm 100 per cent sure of' - Ryan Farquhar
Highly experienced Northern Ireland road racer Ryan Farquhar has confirmed his return to the Isle of Man TT races in 2013.

There had been speculation that Farquhar could pull the plug on his illustrious career at the end of this season, but the KMR Kawasaki team boss will compete on the Mountain Course once more next summer.

Farquhar, the most successful Irish National road racer rider ever with over 160 victories to his credit, has come off the back of a terrific TT, where he finished on the rostrum twice in the Superstock and second Supersport races before winning the inaugural Lightweight event.

The 36-year-old also ran British Superbike rider Michael Rutter in his KMR colours in the Lightweight race, plus young prospect Jamie Hamilton.

Rutter finished on the rostrum in third place, while Hamilton earned the coveted 'Best Newcomer' award at the TT with a brilliant ride to tenth on Farquhar's ER6.

Confirming his TT return next year, Farquhar said: “I'm definitely going to come back to the TT next year and ride a Supertwin because I enjoyed it so much.

“I'll talk to Kawasaki and see if they can sort me out with a competitive Supersport bike and I'd like another go at the Superstock race.

“As for the Superbike, it's really hard competing against these big teams that are running Superbikes all the time and have a massive budget.

“But I'll definitely come back and ride a Supertwin again – that I'm 100 per cent sure of,” he told the Belfast News Letter.

“Maybe I'll take a newcomer again and maybe we'll be able to sort something out with Jamie [Hamilton] for next year.

“I really enjoyed the whole thing and it was good how everything went.”



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Craig - Unregistered

June 12, 2012 6:02 PM

He has had good bikes before problem is they only turn up for bike races thus he doesn't get the practise time. A full blown superbike is great at the TT but at the tandragee or cookstown they don't make so much difference the extra power can even be a hinderance



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