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NW200: Farquhar 'making good progress' says KMR team

'Doctors... are happy with the progress he has made thus far and are very optimistic he will make a full recovery' - KMR statement.
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.”






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Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in 2012.
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Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen in the Royal Victoria Hospital
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
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John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200

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Schwant34

May 13, 2016 10:53 PM

First off I'm glad to hear more positive news from the team. I don't know if it's just me but quite often I find the organisers of road racing release inaccurate statements after incidents like these. Last night we're told that the riders suffered non life threatening injuries then later Farqhuar is seriously ill in intensive care ( sounds at least near to life threatening to me). Same script with Simon Andrews where an update was provided that he was improving and breathing on his own, the next thing he'd passed away.



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