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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
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
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
Peter Hickman on the Troopers MV Agusta at the Isle of Man TT
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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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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