Belfast Telegraph

Farquhar looking forward to BSB Supertwins next year

By Paul Lindsay

Dungannon's Ryan Farquhar is currently considering a new direction for his KMR Kawasaki team in 2014, with the lure of a new challenge in the British championship.

Farquhar was the original pioneer of the hugely popular Supertwins' class on the pure road racing scene and with British Superbike promoters MotorSport Vision Racing currently initiating a slot for the aforementioned 650cc machines in their 2014 programme of events – the former multiple Irish champion wants a piece of the action.

Speaking from his Dungannon workshop Farquhar said: "I've spoken to British Supersport race director Stuart Higgs and there's every possibility a class for Supertwins will run as part of BSB in 2014.

"If they do run a Supertwins' class I'd be disappointed if KMR couldn't get involved, as we've been involved in pretty much everything Supertwin since it took off."

Farquhar has yet to decide his team's full race programme for 2014, but should British championship come calling, both the Dungannon man and his regular North West 200 runner Jeremy McWilliams would be the perfect ambassadors for the UK based series.

This weekend will see the final races in this season's Adelaide Masters' Series at Mondello Park in County Kildare. Dubliner Derek Sheils [Dowd Kawasaki] needs only a handful of points to secure his first-ever Masters' Superbike title, but the Supersport class is geared to go right down to the wire.

Lisburn's David Haire is currently tied on points with Kilkenny's Richie Ryan at the top of the Supersport standings with Carl Phillips also in with a shout of stealing in for the middleweight title. The action takes place on Saturday and Sunday with admission just €10.

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