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Tandragee's thrilling field to be headlined by popular Farquhar

By Paul Lindsay

Ireland's most successful national road racer Ryan Farquhar and his KMR SGS International Kawasaki team, will headline this year's 54th Tandragee 100 Road Races, sponsored by Around-a-Pound on Friday and Saturday May 2 and 3.

Farquhar and Scottish ace Keith Amor, both having recently come out of retirement, will use Tandragee as their main preparation for the Vauxhall International North West 200 on May 15 and 17.

Entries also include the likes of Sam Dunlop, Dan Kneen, Micko Sweeney, Club Member Shaun Anderson, Derek McGee and new recruit to the Wilson Craig stable, Jamie Hamilton.

Tyco Suzuki's William Dunlop is also expected to make an appearance – boosting the North Armagh Club's already exciting entry list.

Despite the fact, that one of the crowd's favourite riders is missing from the grid this year – Michael Dunlop, who is riding at Oulton Park BSB the same weekend – the bumper Tandragee 100 entry list is one of the best in recent years.

The Tandragee 100 Course was, in 2013, voted the fourth Best Road Racing Course in the World (only the TT, Macau & UGP came higher) and so with over 305 rider entries this year from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland, Isle of Man and Europe and with roughly 30 circuit newcomers, this is proof enough that road racing is still very much alive and kicking in the shallow hills of County Armagh.

As always, costs have risen this year, however the Club is delighted to be able to offer a prize fund of over £11,000.

All the races this year will be Irish/Ulster Championships Races with the exception of the First Open Race, which will be a non-championship event.

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