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Ryan Farquhar vows to quit road racing after uncle's death

“On the behalf of myself, my family and my team, I just want to pass on our sincere thanks to the Manx Motor Cycle Club because they have been so supportive and have given us so much help – they couldn't do enough for us,” he said.

“Everyone has rallied around and I want to thank the medics as well who worked on Trevor and everyone who has been there for us.”

Farquhar had already vowed to scale down his racing activities in 2013, setting a target of reaching 200 Irish road racing victories.

He currently has 199 wins and could have reached his goal at the Killalane meeting in September, the final Irish road race of the season.

This year, Farquhar won the inaugural Supertwin races at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT and was also victorious in the class at the Ulster Grand Prix earlier this month.



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Ryan Farquhar during opening practice for the Isle of Man TT Lightweight class
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
Ivan Lintin on the RC Express Kawasaki Supertwin
Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Troopers MV Agusta at the Isle of Man TT
Ben and Tom Birchall at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin on the Smiths Triumph at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness in the TT Zero Challenge race on the Mugen
John McGuinness won the TT Zero Challenge race for Mugen
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT

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RedEye - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 1:56 PM

If you read the article you'll see that he has decided to retire because of the devastating effect the death of a rider can have on the family, wife and kids etc. It was his uncle that was killed so he is closely involved. As Ryan is a married man with kids i can understand why he would want to retire. He's at the end of his carer, a brilliant carer and he has nothing to prove.

Ian S - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 6:19 PM

@pcxmac. How dare you accuse fans of being some kind of blood thirsty spectators of some gladiatorial combat? You accuse "most fans" of not caring about the rider's welfare. What makes you an authority on what "most fans" think? Your comments are normally idiotic anyway, but this one takes the biscuit even by your low standards. Most fans, I'm willing to bet, are as disturbed and sad at this tragic event as anyone else and they don't need your pathetic moralising to tell them how they are, or should be, feeling.



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