Clogher’s Keith Farmer had a mixed weekend at round four of the British Superbike series held at Knockhill in Scotland with his strongest result of the season first time out offset by a disappointing second encounter.
On board his PBM Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, the 25 year old qualified strongly in eighth place for race one and went even better in the first 30-lap race to take a career-best fourth place. He looked on course to take another top six result in race two later in the day but ran into the gravel at the hairpin on lap 14 to slip back to 15th but regrouped to finish in 13th at the chequered flag.
Overall the ‘Clogher Bullet’ was fairly satisfied with his couple of days which came on the back of a productive testing session at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.
“It’s been a lot better weekend for me and the time off since the last round has definitely helped me. I’ve relaxed a lot more and got myself a lot more settled both on and off the bike rather than beating myself up all the time.
“ It was unfortunate in the first race that Alex Lowes and Jon Kirkham crashed out ahead of me but that’s racing and I was delighted to take fourth. In the second race, there was a problem with grip from the rear from the outset and I had to push the limits that little bit more.
“I was trying to make up time where I shouldn’t and ended up running into the gravel but overall, it was good to finish both races and get some good points on the board.”