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Farmer remains upbeat despite sliding off

Keith Farmer remains upbeat despite sliding off

DESPITE taking a tumble in the latest round of the Dickies British Supersport Championship on Sunday, and missing out on the opportunity to take an outright lead, Keith Farmer remained in upbeat mood this week.

Having won Saturday’s sprint race, the Clogher bullet looked set for a spectacular second weekend double following his sensational outing at Knockhill two weeks earlier. But, with just four laps to go at Snetterton, Farmer slid off, leaving fellow Northern Irishman Andrew Irwin to claim maximum points.

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Following the weekend’s results just 10 points now separate the top four with Tarran Mackenzie, who missed the fifth round through injury, still out on front on 150 points. Farmer and David Allingham are locked on 145 with Irwin on 140.

Despite missing out on heading the championship rankings, Farmer was well pleased with his pace and in optimistic mood for the remaining seven rounds.

“I was still happy enough how the weekend had gone. We have shown the pace we have got with the new engine specification,” he said.

“It was a hard weekend in terms of getting the engine right, we seemed to be chasing our tail the whole time. Other than one session though we topped every other on time.

“All right we had that slip-off but that aside it has been a very positive weekend.

“We have raised the bar for everyone with our times, we have got everyone talking and it keeps the pressure on them.”

FULL STORY IN TYODAY’S ULSTER HERALD

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