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Farquhar hails McWilliams victory as 'one of best days'

'For Jeremy to ride for me and the team in the first place was special and so the win makes it even sweeter' - Ryan Farquhar
Vauxhall KMR Kawasaki boss Ryan Farquhar says Jeremy McWilliams' Supertwin victory at the North West 200 rated as one of the best ever days for his team.

Farquhar has quit road racing but is a now a full-time team manager and provided McWilliams with a race-winning machine as the former Grand Prix winner took victory by less than a second over James Hillier in the Supertwin race on the Thursday evening schedule.

Saturday's programme was wiped out with only two laps of the second Supersport race held as a result of poor weather, but Farquhar was delighted to see his KMR machines on the rostrum at the event, with Jamie Hamilton finishing in third place.

“It was another good day for KMR Kawasaki and Vauxhall and when I retired I wasn't sure if we'd still be having days like this,” he said.

“We've put in so much effort and so many hours to get the bikes ready and sometimes you wonder why you do it but that makes it all worthwhile.

“Four bikes in the top seven is pretty special and I also built Lee Johnston's bike who took fifth and had a hand in James Hillier's, so I'll take a bit of credit there as well!

“For Jeremy to ride for me and the team in the first place was special and so the win makes it even sweeter,” added Farquhar.

“Last year's 1-2-3 was probably the best day ever for KMR but Thursday is right up there.”

Farquhar won the race in 2012 from McWilliams and Michael Rutter to complete a KMR clean sweep of the top three.



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Jeremy McWilliams, KMR Kawasaki
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki Supersport machine during practice for the Isle of Man TT
James Hillier in action at the Isle of Man TT
Manx rider Dean Martin
Bruce Anstey is set to ride a Honda RC213V-S at the Isle of Man TT
Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen in the Royal Victoria Hospital
Conor Cummins will race for Padgett`s Honda in the Supersport and Superstock races at the Isle of Man TT.
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter in action at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW in the Superstock race at the North West 200
Jeremy McWilliams on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the North West 200
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
Malachi Mitchell-Thomas
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Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200

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