Ryan Farquhar wins Mid Antrim 150

Published: 07 August 2007

Ryan Farquhar produced an incredible performance at the 2007 Mid-Antrim 150 when he won all three main races.

Ryan Farquhar’s perfect hat-trick weekend included three pole positions and two new lap records.

Riding for the McAdoo Kawasaki Racing team at a road race for the first time since 2004, Ryan Farquhar showed all the class and ability in the world to blow away the competition right from the first practice session on Friday evening.

Farquhar qualified on pole for both Superbike races as well as the 600cc Supersport race on the Harker Kawasaki ZX-6R, edging very close to lap record pace.

Race day began with the first Superbike race and Farquhar’s first competitive outing on the 2007-spec McAdoo Kawasaki ZX-10R.

You wouldn’t have known from Ryan Farquhar’s pace he was learning how to ride the bike as he moved into an early lead, pulling out a three second advantage over Australian Cameron Donald.

A couple of backmarkers slowed Ryan Farquhar mid-race allowing Cameron Donald to briefly take the lead, but once he got a clear track he pulled away to a relatively comfortable ‘comeback’ win.

This was the McAdoo team’s first race win since joining forces with Go Forecourt and hopefully, it can be the first of many.

The 600cc Supersport race was up next and there was drama at the drop of the flag as Donald moved across the track and made contact with Ryan Farquhar, almost causing a potentially major incident.

Luckily, the Northern Irishman held on but dropped down the field. After composing himself, Ryan Farquhar got his head down and set about catching the leaders, Cameron Donald and Conor Cummins.

By the end of lap two Ryan Farquhar was up to second place and breathing heavily down Cameron Donald’s neck.

And at mid-race distance, he took the lead and pulled away to another excellent win, this time smashing his own 600cc lap record which had stood since 2004 on the McAdoo Kawasaki ZX-6RR.

The feature race of the day was perhaps Ryan Faruqhar’s most impressive performance of all.

Right from the drop of the flag it looked like no-one could live with Farquhar and indeed this proved to be the case. He smashed the outright course record on both the second and third laps pushing the average lap speed up to over 109mph.

A start to finish win was great reward for the weekend’s efforts, eventually winning by a massive 13 seconds from Cameron Donald.