Belfast Telegraph

Star-studded Armoy line-up excites Farquhar

By Paul Lindsay

Irish National Road Racing's most successful rider, Ryan Farquhar, will be gunning for win number 12 when he attends this year's SGS International Race of Legends at the Armoy Road Races on July 25.

Armoy may be Northern Ireland's newest pure road race, but the success of the Moyle District event will see Farquhar joined in the KMR Kawasaki team by former 250GP race winner Jeremy McWilliams, with Hector Neill's factory-backed Tyco BMW team also fielding top-flight stars Guy Martin and William Dunlop.

Dungannon man Farquhar, who has been an avid supporter of the Armoy event since its inception, is looking forward to this year's staging, as he and NW200 winning team-mate McWilliams will be joined in the KMR Kawasaki ranks by one of Canada's top professionals.

He explained: "Darren James is one of Canada's top road racers who will be racing as a newcomer at Armoy. Fans will have seen him at the NW200 earlier this year, but I'll wait and see how he gets on at Armoy."

Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course at Armoy, said of his quality entry: "The Club and I are really delighted with the news that the SGS International /Manx Gas team, with Ryan Farquhar, Jeremy McWilliams and Darren James, are entering the Supertwins race.

"It's also fantastic news that the Tyco BMW team will be racing at Armoy. Guy Martin and William Dunlop are no strangers to Armoy, with Guy awarded Man of the Meeting last year."

The event, which is part funded by Tourism Northern Ireland, runs from Sunday, July 19 until Saturday, July 25 with the SGS International Race of Legends featuring on the Saturday.

For more information, visit or search for 'AMRRC' on Facebook and join the official fan page. You can also follow events on Twitter at @ArmoyRoadRaces.

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