ARMOY Road Races have confirmed this week that the Ryan Farquhar KMR Kawasaki team powered by Northern Ireland Vauxhall Dealers will have two riders and five bikes competing this July.
Speaking this week, KMR Kawasaki team manager, Ryan Farquhar announced that two racers, Jamie Hamilton and Conor Behan will be competing on five bikes. Ryan has a personal interest in two other bikes, one for Jeremy McWilliams and the other for RJ Woolsey, both of whom have other sponsors.
“I’m delighted that my team will be at the Armoy Road Races. Conor Behan will be a newcomer and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do at Armoy,” said Farquhar.
“After winning at Cookstown and getting a third in Tandragee anything is possible. He had some quick laps at Cork recently but the rain came and that finished that. It was disappointing but you learn that is road racing.
“For Jamie, this is his second full season. He’s done exceptionally well with some podium wins but he’s still lots to learn. I just want to keep him between the hedges and do his best but he and all of the riders put additional pressure on themselves.
“I’m preparing a bike for RJ (Woolsey), he’s come along way and he’ll be riding in the Junior Support and Classic. Jeremy has another sponsor but it is an absolute privilege to be able to work alongside him again and that he’s happy to be riding one of my bikes.
“I’ve a lot on my plate with seven bikes, so I won’t be seeing too much racing and I’ve a tendency to put more pressure on myself than needed but the important thing in all of this is a safe and enjoyable race – good weather would also be a bonus!”
Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course said, “Ryan has been one of the best road racers at Armoy with some 11 wins and two ‘man of the meetings’. He’s also got a few lap records under his belt so it’ll be interesting to see if his team manages to add to those sensational numbers, particularly as we’ve only be going for four years.
“Ryan is a great friend of the Club. Before we even ran our first race, he gave freely of his time to share his experiences and advise us on the track and how to make it safer.
“That sort of advice is invaluable to a young club.”