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Farquhar breaks the 200-win barrier at Tandragee

12/05/2014 15:28:00

Forcefield supported road racer Ryan Farquhar's return to Irish Road Racing saw more records broken at the Tandragee 100 road races last Saturday as he became the first rider to record more than 200 wins in the history of Irish Road Racing. The KMR Kawasaki rider was victorious in the Classic race and followed this up with the same result after another dominant performance, this time in the Moto 450cc race, to make it a staggering 201 Irish road race wins in total.
 
Practice around the demanding 5.3-mile circuit saw the Dungannon rider top the timesheets in the Supertwin, Classic 1000cc and Moto 3 categories, unofficially breaking the lap record in all three, and Ryan opened his account on race day when, riding Roger Winfield’s 500cc Paton, he dominated the Classic race, winning the 500cc category and the race outright.
 
It was his 200th victory in Irish Road Racing and it soon became 201 when he took a start to finish victory in the combined Moto 3/Moto 450 race. Riding his 450cc Kawasaki, Ryan also set a new lap record of 95.418mph. Hopes of a 202nd win evaporated though when, with spots of rain falling, Ryan opted out of the closing Supertwin race. However, third team member Connor Behan did contest the shortened three-lap race and he went on to claim his first Irish National road race victory having earlier taken a fine fourth in the Supersport 600cc race.

Ryan Farquhar breaks 200 win barrier

Picture by Stephen Davison - Pacemaker Press International

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