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Hamilton leaves KMR Kawasaki

7 December 2013

Young road racing hot-shot Jamie Hamilton has parted company from Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki team.

Hamilton is one of the brightest prospects in the sport and won the Irish Supertwin and Supersport titles in the KMR colours this season.

He also finished fifth in the Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT and earned a brace of 12th place results in the Supersport races on the ZX-6R.

At the Ulster Grand Prix, the 22-year-old showed his potential by taking fifth in the second Superbike race ahead of Aussie Cameron Donald.

However, Hamilton will take up a new challenge in 2014 with a different team and hopes to officially announce his plans next week.

KMR boss Farquhar, who retired from road racing following the death of his uncle, Trevor Ferguson, at the Manx Grand Prix in 2012, said: “I can confirm that Jamie Hamilton won't be riding for me next season.

“Jamie told me what his plans were for next season and I always said that if he felt he had a better offer elsewhere then I wouldn't stand in his way. We're still friends and there was no problem whatsoever.”

Farquhar revealed he is planning 'massive' changes next year, but is playing is cards close to his chest for now.

“All I can say is that KMR Kawasaki is going a totally different direction in 2014. That's all I can say at this moment in time.

“I've a few things to sort out but there is going to be massive changes next year. Hopefully in the not too distant future I'll be making an announcement. I think people will be shocked.”