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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.”


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Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Ian Hutchinson
Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson
Dan Kneen
Bruce Anstey on the Mugen machine at TT 2016.
Alastair Seeley leads his Tyco BMW team-mate Ian Hutchinson in the Superbike race at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin won the feature Superbike race at the North West 200.
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams BMW at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in 2012.
Gary Johnson will run his own team at TT 2017.
Lee Johnston has teamed up with Ryan Farquhar to race a KMR Kawasaki in the NI Air Ambulance colours at the North West 200 and 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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