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Farmer hoping to make further progress Donington

WHILE delighted to have scored points in all four races so far this season, Tyco BMW’s Keith Farmer is excited at what lies ahead during this morning’s free practice sessions , qualifying tomorrow and the three competitive races that will follow over the course of the bank holiday weekend.

Having managed to top 10 results at Oulton Park last time out, the Clogher native believes he and his team can be quietly confident about what lies ahead.

“[Oulton Park] was a good weekend, a lot of learning for me. But we’re getting there, we’ve made steps forward and hopefully for round three we’ll have a few upgrades for Donington,” confirmed the 32-year-old

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“I’m happy with how [Oulton Park] has gone, with how I’m riding on the bike that it is so with everything considered I’m chuffed to bits.

“It’s exciting to know that new bits are arriving because we know we can go forward with it because everyone else is at their potential nearly and ours is yet to start!”

A bonus to his performance and results at Oulton Park was that he was also the top Northern Irish rider, finishing ahead of Ballinamallard’s Josh Elliott, Carrickfergus brothers Glenn and Andrew Irwin, and Derry’s David Allingham.

“There’s five of us, so it was nice to be top,” beamed Keith. “I know Josh is still up there in the Championship with his win and second from round one, but I love Oulton Park, I love Donington and I love Brands Hatch, the next few rounds, so I just can’t wait.

“It’s good to be racing against the rest of the Northern Irish lads and it was nice to be on top at the weekend but you never know because the next time it might not be me.”

While Farmer and Elliott will be locking horns in the premier class, the support classes will again feature plenty of young local talent.

Omagh’s Jamie Lyons will return to British Talent Cup action, hoping to build on a promising opening round at Silverstone, while Cookstown’s Jordan McCord will resume his Pirelli National Superstock campaign on his AJM Sales/Reid Engineering Racing Yamaha.

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Also taking to the track will be Aughnacloy’s Andrew Smyth and Killyman’s Cameron Dawson, who compete in the Dickies Junior Supersport Championship, with the latter hoping to continue his blistering form from round one where he managed fifth and sixth placed finishes, despite starting 21st on the grid!

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