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Duke Road Race Rankings Round 19

Billed as The Race of Legends, the Dungannon Flyer notched up another three national victories
Ryan Farquhar's amazing season continued at the first running of the Armoy National Road Races.

Billed as The Race of Legends, the Dungannon Flyer notched up another three national victories taking his total for the 2009 season on Irish roads to 117, two short of the record set by the late great Joey Dunlop OBE, MBE.

Ryan's first win of the day came in the Supersport class where he headed home the Dunlop brothers, William & Michael.. He followed that with a five second advantage in the Open Superbike race over Guy Martin with Michael Dunlop finishing third.

His final victory of the meeting came in the SuperTwins race with an 18 second win over John Burrows, with Darren Gilpin filling the final podium spot.

Michael Dunlop also scored a double in the Ultra - Lightweight and Lightweight classes, heading home Nigel Moore and Wayne Kennedy in the 125cc category and pipping his elder brother William to the post by 0.074 of a second in the quarter-litre race, as Guy Martin took third in a rare outing in the 250cc class.

Guy's third place in that race and a second in the Superbike race along with a fourth in the Supersport moves him up one position in the Duke Rankings to eighth.

This is the only change in the top 16 after nineteen of the twenty-four rounds, after is has been confirmed that the final round at the Boyne 100 will not now take place.

As a result the Rankings finale will once again take place at the Steve Henshaw Gold Cup International at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, where the 2009 Series commenced back in April.

The next two rounds take place at the same venue, the famous Dundrod Course on the outskirts of Belfast, with firstly the Dundrod 150 National Road Races on Thursday 13th August, followed two days later by the International Ulster Grand Prix, which brings down the curtain on road racing in Northern Ireland for 2009.

The final three rounds are the Manx Grand Prix, Killalane National Road Races and the Gold Cup meeting at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, where the cream of the road race fraternity will be battling it out for the coveted Steve Henshaw Gold Cup over the weekend of 19th & 20th September.


Related Pictures

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The view other riders saw of Ryan Farquhar at Armoy (Alan Armstrong)
Gary Johnson on the GBmoto Kawasaki Superstock machine
Ivan Lintin
Derek McGee on the WCR Honda Supersport machine
Derek McGee on the Wilson Craig Honda
Jamie Hamilton at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar
Dan Kneen on the Padgetts Honda at the North West 200
Keith Amor leads Gary Johnson at the North West 200
James Hillier
Stephen Thompson
Mar-Train Racing`s Dean Harrison
Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar leads Jamie Hamilton and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in the Supertwin class
Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superbike race at the North West 200
John McGuinness at the North West 200 on his Superstock Honda

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