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Farmer has ‘one hand’ on third British title

 

Keith Farmer celebrates another double victory. (Photo: Ian Hopgood)

AFTER sealing a second consecutive race win double at Silverstone on Saturday, Clogher’s Keith Farmer admits that he has ‘one hand’ on the Dickies BSB British Supersport Championship title.

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However, with three rounds still to go he realises it’s not time to count his chickens just yet as despite enjoying a 103 point lead with only 150 left to play for, anything can happen in short circuit racing.

But having won back-to-back National 600 and 1000 titles in 2011 and 2012, Farmer knows how to win a British title and he is hoping to use those experiences to see him over the line again this year.

“To come away from Cadwell and Silverstone with two double wins is fantastic,” he admitted. “If I do a good job at Oulton Park this weekend we could win the Championship, which would take the pressure off us for the remaining two rounds.

“I think the rest of the guys know the Championship is essentially out of their reach now and while I know I have one hand on the title, you can never say never.

“Don’t get me wrong, I want to go out and win every race, but I also know I have to play it safe and if we’re in a position at Oulton Park where I need 10 or 15 points to win the title, then that’s what I’ll try to do.”

Over the weekend at Silverstone, Farmer made good tyre choices and rode with maturity to seal another double win, his eighth and ninth victories of a superb season so far.

For race one, he decided to run full slicks as half the track was dry and half was wet, but in race two he switched to full wets as the conditions deteriorated.

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He challenged at the front of both races throughout, but with his title rivals pushing a little too hard, Farmer was in pole position to take full advantage.

Keith could seal his third British title at Oulton Park this weekend.

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