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Ryan Farquhar confirms 2013 plans

'My personal involvement as a rider may have come to an end but I'm busier than ever and am really relishing my new role' - Ryan Farquhar
Ryan Farquhar has finalised his plans for 2013 after confirming a lucrative financial sponsorship package with car manufacturer Vauxhall.

The Northern Ireland team owner, who quit road racing last August in the wake of the death of his uncle in an accident at the Manx Grand Prix, intends to run five Supertwin machines at the North West 200 in May.

Farquhar has retained up and coming young talent Jamie Hamilton – last year's fastest newcomer at the Isle of Man TT – and has brought in former British National Superstock and 125cc rider Connor Behan from Cheshire.

Behan will contest a full season of Irish road racing in the Senior and Junior Support Championships for Farquhar on a Supertwin machine and one of Kawasaki's new 636cc bikes, while Hamilton will ride a Superstock-trim Kawasaki ZX-10, a ZX-6 plus a Supertwin ER6 at the national and international meetings in addition to the Southern 100 and Scarborough events.

Farquhar is also expected to confirm a number of high profile signings for the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT in the coming weeks, with ex-Grand Prix rider Jeremy McWilliams and Michael Rutter poised to join Farquhar's team.

The pair finished second and third respectively behind Farquhar in the inaugural Supertwin race at the North West 200 last May, when McWilliams made his road racing debut.

Rutter also joined Farquhar on the podium in the Lightweight class at the TT, which also hosted a Supertwin race for the first time in 2012.

Farquhar said: “I'm delighted to welcome Vauxhall on board as the team's title sponsor and they've given me everything I could possibly need to lay the foundations for a highly successful 2013.

“After their involvement in last year's Supertwins race at the North West 200, they came on board as a personal sponsor and it's tremendous news that they've increased their involvement for the year ahead and got their support right behind myself and KMR Kawasaki.

“I'm equally thrilled to retain all my previous loyal sponsors.”




Related Pictures

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Ryan Farquhar with Jamie Hamilton and Vauxhall`s Gordon Hannen at launch of new Vauxhall-backed Kawasaki team
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Ivan Lintin during practice for the Lightweight TT in 2014
Guy Martin testing the Tyco BMW at Almeria in Spain
John McGuinness at the Isle of Man TT in 2014
Ian Lougher at the Classic TT in 2014
Tyco BMW rider Guy Martin
David Johnson will make his debut at the Classic TT in 2014
Danny Webb in action at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
Connor Behan in action at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
Lee Johnston in action at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
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Lee Johnston will ride for Black Eagle Racing at the 2015 Classic TT

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Raymy - Unregistered

February 10, 2013 11:39 AM

Mike why shouldn't Ryan continue to pass on his vast knowledge & experience to other riders who WANT to continue racing on roads. Ryan's bikes are amongst the very best out there considering the factory teams he is competing against. There are other former riders who are well known team managers - Rob McElnea and Neil Tuxworth for example who both raced on the roads. After the horrendous injuries that ended Neil's racing career he didn't walk away. Are they hypocrites as well?.



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