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Superb start to 2012 for KMR Kawasaki

17/04/2012 15:34:00

Forcefield Sponsored rider Ryan Farquhar and his KMR Kawasaki team got their 2012 season underway in fine style over the Easter weekend with a series of top class results. Farquhar himself won both of the Supertwin races held at Bishopscourt on Saturday whilst team-mates Jamie Hamilton and Conor Parkhill both joined him on the podium.

The weekend couldn’t have started any better for Ryan as he won the first two Supertwin races and his joy was increased when Hamilton and Parkhill finished behind him in 2nd and 3rd in the second encounter. Conor added a 2nd place to his haul of results in the third race whilst Jamie also contested the three Superbike races on his ZX-10R Superstock bike and notched up a brace of 11ths and a 12th.

Ryan opted out of Easter Monday’s meeting at Kirkistown but Jamie and Conor kept the KMR flag flying with the former taking two comfortable race wins in the Supertwins races and the latter a fifth place. Hamilton also took 5th and 10th in the two Superbike races.

Speaking later, a more than satisfied Ryan commented: “The weekend was more about getting time on the bikes for all of us and although the weather wasn’t the greatest, I’m very satisfied with the outcome. There’s a bit more work to be done on the Supertwin bike but, overall, it was working very well and to notch up another 1-2-3 in the class was superb. Jamie has a deal with a different tyre manufacturer so we tried various things all weekend and it was definitely an improvement each time he went out so we’re getting there.”

“It was a similar story with the bike and he steadily improved his results notching up a fifth place in the Mayor’s Trophy on Easter Monday. I was also very happy with Conor’s performance and he’s proving to be an excellent acquisition for the time and he’s got a good future ahead of him. There’s a lot of big races coming up over the next couple of months, not least the International road races, so rather than risk anything I sat out of Monday’s races as conditions weren’t the greatest. It’s a good way to start the season and with everything looking good, I’m very excited about the year ahead.”

Ryan and Jamie now head to Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough for the Spring Cup races, which take place on Sunday April 15.

Ryan Farquhar

Picture by Stephen Davison – Pacemaker Press International

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