Ryan Farquhar increased his incredible record at the Cookstown 100 road races in Northern Ireland on Saturday, where he cemented his status as the event's most successful rider ever.

Farquhar won the feature Superbike, Supersport 600, Moto 450 and Supertwin 650 races on his KMR Kawasaki machines.

However, Tyco TAS Suzuki's Suzuki's Guy Martin prevented the Ulster hero from securing a clean sweep of the main classes as he won the first Superbike event on his GSX-R1000.

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Farquhar made his customary flying start as he hit the front on his ZX-10R Superstock machine in the feature Superbike race of the day.

As Farquhar opened a slight advantage, Martin set off in pursuit and appeared to be reeling in the Dungannon rider until he out-braked himself at the end of the long start/finish straight.

This left Farquhar clear of the chasing pack and he had four seconds in hand over Michael Dunlop at the flag, with Adrian Archibald completing the podium places on his AMA Kawasaki.

Martin, who regrouped to finish fifth, had the consolation of the fastest lap at 90.363mph - a whisker outside his 2011 lap record.

Farquhar told the Belfast News Letter: "I was leaving my braking so late that I knew there was no chance of anyone passing me into the first corner. I had a really good braking marker and I knew Guy wouldn't get past me there.

"Sure enough I saw his shadow coming but at the speed he came past me I knew he wouldn't get stopped and he overshot.

"It was a great day for me and for all the team and I would say that win in the big race was one of my best ever National road race victories."

William Dunlop, who started from pole position in the Superbike and Supersport classes, was a double winner in the 125cc and 250cc races, but was unable to translate his pace in Friday's qualifying into success in the feature races.

Martin had earlier won the first Superbike race to begin his 2012 road racing preparations with a win in the new Tyco Suzuki colours.

He made an early break to open anadvantage over his rivals and in the end was a comfortable winner by over three seconds from Farquhar, with Michael Dunlop on the Hunts Motorcycles/McAdoo Honda Fireblade completing the rostrum positions.

"It could have been better but a win's a win and we weren't a million miles away with where we needed to be," said Martin.

"The big Suzuki is right there on the ball and only for a little mistake we could have given the Tyco Suzuki boys a double today - I'm disappointed at that."

In the Supersport 600 race, Farquhar stormed into an early lead on his ZX-R6 and was never headed.

Martin was a retirement on the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600, while William and Michael Dunlop were involved in a battle for the runner-up spot, with William emerging on top from his younger brother after the race was stopped on lap five due to a red flag incident.