Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki team has issue a positive update on his condition and confirmed that the team will race as planned at the North West 200 on Saturday.
Farquhar sustained chest and pelvic injuries after coming off in Thursday's Supertwins race and was flown to hospital in Belfast by a police helicopter, where his condition was later described as 'seriously ill'.
However, on Friday afternoon, the team statement painted a more positive picture.
“Following on from an incident in last night's Supertwin race at the International North West 200 involving team owner Ryan Farquhar, KMR Kawasaki have today (2.30pm) announced that they intend to compete in tomorrow's Supertwin race as scheduled,” the statement said.
“Farquhar was leading Thursday evening's race when he crashed at Dhu Varren on the third lap, later being taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
“The 40-year old had a successful operation late last night and is now in a stable condition with doctors stating they are happy with the progress he has made thus far and are very optimistic he will make a full recovery.
“KMR Kawasaki were also running Jeremy McWilliams, Danny Webb and Darren James in the class and the team have made a joint decision today that all three riders will be on the grid for Saturday's four-lap race.”