Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Fab five wins but Ryan Farquhar takes a rest

Ryan Farquhar

Ryan Farquhar raced to five spectacular wins from five starts, setting four new lap records including a new outright mark at the Bush Road Races on Saturday, and then announced that he is to take a break from racing the Irish roads probably until late July or early August.

It had been a doubt as to whether the 34-year old Dungannon rider would be fit enough to be competitive at his home event following his TT practice spill just over three-weeks ago.

That smash left him with rib and back injuries, but with wins in the Moto450, Supertwins, Supersport, Open and Grand Final on board his KMR Kawasaki's, Farquhar proved beyond all doubt the tenacity, ability and determination that makes him currently the rider the rest all have to beat.

He said: "If you would have told me Saturday morning that I would win five races and break lap records I would have laughed at you.

"It was a big shock for me to win five races under the circumstances.

"However, I have decided to take a break away from racing here at home for the next four weeks and the only race meetings I intend competing in are two Scarborough events, the Cock o'the North and Barry Sheene Classic while I will be riding at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man."

William Dunlop, in his only race of the day, controlled the 125GP race while Wayne Hamilton won the re-started 250GP race.

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