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Lee Johnston's Supertwin deal called off

'It's not happening now and it's a bit of pressure off to be honest' - Ryan Farquhar
Northern Ireland rider Lee Johnston's deal to compete in the Supertwin class at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT is off.

Johnston, who will contest the National Superstock 1000 Championship and international road races with the Rapido Sport Ducati team, was set to join Ryan Farquhar's Vauxhall-backed KMR Kawasaki outfit for the 650cc races at both events.

However, Farquhar told the Belfast News Letter the link-up had been shelved.

β€œIt's not happening now and it's a bit of pressure off to be honest because it's one less bike I have to prepare,” Farquhar said.

β€œI'm flat out as it is building bikes and I'll still have four bikes on the grid in the Supertwin races at the North West, so that's enough to be getting on with.”

Johnston's Rapido Sport Ducati team wanted their rider to focus solely on riding the Panigale 1199R at the international roads meetings.

Last year, Johnston finished on the podium at the North West 200 in the first Superstock race and made his debut at the Isle of Man TT.

He also earned a surprise third place finish in the Supersport class at the Ulster Grand Prix behind William Dunlop and Bruce Anstey on his debut at the Dundrod circuit.
Michael Rutter, Jeremy McWilliams and team regular Jamie Hamilton are set to ride Farquhar's Supertwin machines at the North West 200.





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Lee Johnston wil ride for Ryan Farquhar`s KMR Kawasaki team at the North West 200 in the Supertwin class
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Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
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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
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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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