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Duke Road Race Rankings Round 10

Riding his KMR Kawasaki he opened his 'Athea' account with a class win in the combined Junior 250cc and 650cc Twins race.
Ryan Farquhar continued to dominate Road Racing on the Irish roads, as he claimed another treble at the Athea National Road Races, the first of seven in Southern Ireland this year and the tenth round in the 2009 Duke Rankings Series.

Riding his KMR Kawasaki he opened his 'Athea' account with a class win in the combined Junior 250cc and 650cc Twins race, bringing his 'Kwacker' home fourth overall.

The Dungannon rider then took a 16 second victory in the 600cc Supersport race over Michael Dunlop, who had headed him home in the previous race on his 250cc Honda, with Keith Amor third.

Ryan's next outing was in the Open Championship Race where he finished runner-up to Keith Amor a mere one-tenth of a second behind, as Michael Dunlop claimed third spot.

However in the Paul Greaney Motorcycles Grand Final, Farquhar crossed the line 0.687 of a second in front of Scotsman Amor with Michael Dunlop once again taking the final podium position.

The elder of the racing Dunlop brothers, William took the laurel wreath in the 125cc Championship Race, ten seconds ahead of Michael, with Barry Davidson third.

Whilst the current holder of the Geoff Duke Trophy progresses towards retaining his title for 2009, the Dunlop brothers continue their 'personal' duel for second and third positions in the Duke Rankings, with Michael maintaining his hold on runner-up spot with a 159 points lead over William.

Keith Amor climbs three places to fourth, just six points ahead of John Burrows, as Senior TT victor Steve Plater drops to sixth position.

Whilst Barry Davidson advances nine places to slot into 16th, with Andrew Neill moves up three to 22nd.

The action remains in the South of Ireland for Round 11, the long established Skerries National Road Races,
which take place this Saturday 4th July, with practice during Friday afternoon - evening.

The following weekend two rounds take place, with a two-day meeting at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough for the Cock o'the North National Road Races, and the third Irish road race of the season at Walderstown.

Competitors from both venues then make a 'quick' sea-trip to the Isle of Man for the Steam Packet International Southern '100' Road Races, which takes place Monday to Thursday 13th to 16th July, before heading back to Southern Ireland for another International Road Race, Kells on the weekend of 18th/19th July!


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