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Farquhar and Amor set for Tandragee 100 return

'Myself and Keith have had some hard races at Tandragee in the past but I just want to go out and enjoy myself' - Ryan Farquhar
Northern Ireland road racing great Ryan Farquhar will make his national road racing return at the Tandragee 100 in May.

The Ulster rider and Scotland's Keith Amor have been confirmed for the Co Armagh meeting on the SGS international-backed KMR Kawasaki machines.

Both riders are coming out of retirement this season and are building towards the Isle of Man TT, where Farquhar will ride in the Lightweight race while Amor will also compete in the Supersport class on the Site Sealants B&W Racing Honda.

Farquhar told the Belfast News Letter: “Both myself and Keith will race at Tandragee this year after reaching agreement with the organisers.

“I've always enjoyed racing there and it's probably the best national road racing course there is. If your bike works at Tandragee then it'll pretty much work anywhere.

“Myself and Keith have had some hard races at Tandragee in the past but I just want to go out and enjoy myself,” he added.

“There's no pressure and we're going there mainly to get track time. It'll be another race under our belts for our course licence for the Isle of Man TT.”

Farquhar is the most successful national road racer in history, notching a staggering 199 victories throughout his career.

The 37-year-old has the chance to reach a landmark 200th win at Tandragee on May 3, but Farquhar says extending that record isn't at the top of his agenda.

“I'm not even thinking abut the 200 wins, if it happens, it happens, but if not I won't be disappointed,” he said.

“We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Hopefully the weather will be good on the day. Tandragee have done a good job with the track over the past few years and I think they've a bit more resurfacing work planned as well.”

Young Cheshire rider Connor Behan will also ride for Farquhar's team at Tandragee.

Farquhar will also return to the Vauxhall International North West 200 along with Amor, Jeremy McWilliams and Behan on the KMR Supertwin machines, with former 125cc and Moto3 Grand Prix rider Danny Webb in line to make his debut on the Triangle course.

Webb is already confirmed to make his first appearance at the Isle of Man TT in June, when he will ride for Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki outfit.



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