Farquhar ups the ante
Just when his rivals thought he couldn't get any faster, Flyin' Ryan Farquhar has taken delivery of a powerful new Kawasaki for another determined assault on the main Irish and International road racing events.
Record breaker Farquhar will again run his own KMR Kawasaki team but he now has the additional use of a full Superbike-spec machine with MSS Colchester Kawasaki supplying Ryan with one of the ZX-10R machines similar to that used in the British Superbike Championship.
However, unlike in previous years when he's only had a Superbike available for one off meetings, he'll have this bike for the entire season.
Alongside his full Dungannon-based stable of Supersport, Superstock and Supertwin bikes, it makes for a formidable combination that's going to take some stopping once more.
There's also a new addition to the stable with Ryan using a KX450F machine to be run alongside the 125cc class.
The 34-year-old took a phenomenal 61 road racing wins in 2009, becoming the most successful rider in Irish National Road Racing history in the process,and he's aiming to improve upon that over the next few months as well as claiming further International glory.
The three International road races — the Isle of Man TT, Relentless North West 200 and Ulster GP — will be Ryan's main focus and he'll also contest the Southern 100, all races at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, the Manx Grand Prix and, of course, the Irish National road races.
His KMR Kawasaki team is also expanding to two riders with Darren Hughes contesting the Irish Junior Support and Supertwin Road Race Championships in 2010.
Ready to rock Ryan enthused: “I'm delighted the new season is almost upon us and it's great to have everything in place for another strong year.
“I've been fortunate enough to retain my loyal sponsors from 2009 whilst it's great to welcome so many new ones on board, particularly Magic Bullet and Clive Richardson Ltd.
“It's testament to everything we achieved last year that we've been able to expand the team and we're in a superb position to challenge for even more race wins this year.
“I've got fantastic support behind me and success at the International races will be the main aim, particularly the TT, whilst I'll also be going all out to defend all of my National road race titles.”
Ross Burridge, Kawasaki UK's racing co-ordinator added: “After a fantastic season in 2009, including a famous 61 race victories, we are delighted to be continuing our support for Ryan.
“He has been putting some serious effort in over the winter to ensure his bikes are ultra competitive come the start of the season, and with Ryan collaborating with MSS Colchester Kawasaki on board a BSB Superbike spec ZX-10R at the TT, we are expecting great things from him throughout 2010!”
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