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Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki team confirmed for NW200

'It will look bad for those young fellows if an old boy like me who is making a comeback beats them' - Ryan Farquhar
Ryan Farquhar and his KMW Kawasaki team of Keith Amor, Jeremy McWilliams and Connor Behan have been confirmed for this year's Vauxhall International North West 200.

There is also a possibility that former 125cc and Moto3 Grand Prix rider Danny Webb will make his debut at the event for Farquhar's team, which is backed by SGS International this year.

Webb - who is already confirmed for the Isle of Man TT, when he will ride a Supertwin Kawasaki and Superstock ZX-10R for Farquhar - is in negotiations with the NW200 organisers.

McWilliams won the Supertwin race at the North West 200 in 2013 to earn his maiden victory on the roads, while Farquhar was triumphant in 2012, taking the win from McWilliams and Michael Rutter to complete a clean sweep of the rostrum place for his KMR Kawasaki team.

Both Farquhar and Scotsman Amor are coming out of retirement this year and the Northern Ireland star is hard at work preparing his machines for the season ahead.

“We are developing the bikes and they will definitely be faster this year,” Farquhar said.

“They will have to be because the Supertwins races will be very, very competitive and I won't be surprised if we are coming down into Metropole four or five abreast.”

“Jeremy will be our strongest rider and I wouldn't like to bet my house against him. He won last year and he definitely didn't have the fastest bike in the field so he proved he can race the North West.

“There will be half a dozen riders who could win the Twins race, ” Farquhar added. “Dean Harrison, Jamie Cowton, Ivan Lintin, Jamie Hamilton and James Hillier will all be in there and there is talk that Michael Dunlop will be on the grid as well.”

Farquhar, though, believes Lightweight TT winner James Hillier will be the rider to beat in the class at the North West.

“Only a fool would say anything different,” he said. “After his TT performance James will be the biggest threat and our main opposition.

“It will look bad for those young fellows if an old boy like me who is making a comeback beats them.”


Related Pictures

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Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT
Karl Harris at the Isle of Man TT
Karl Harris at the Isle of Man TT

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Yossarian

February 17, 2014 11:45 PM

Greavesit: So how many TT wins do Amor and Webb have between them?
No TT wins for either, Amor has had good results and lapped at a fraction under 130mph, he has won road races all over Ireland including Dundrod and the NW200. Webbs 22 years old and has been a little busy to ride the Island. the others are quite useful too. Who do you reckon should replace them ?



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