Farquhar aiming even higher in 2010
After his most successful season ever, Ryan Farquhar is gearing himself up for an even better year in 2010.
Far from being ‘no fur-coat and no knickers’ (as Farquhar once famously said in a quip about his own modestly-financed team), his line-up of machinery is expanded further to include a new single-cylinder class machine and he’s taken on a second rider - a massive undertaking by the man who builds all his owns bikes, as well as managing his team.
The 34-year old from Dungannon took a phenomenal 61 road racing wins in 2009, becoming the most successful racer in Irish National Road Racing history in the process, and now he's aiming to improve upon that over the next few months as well as claim further International glory.
Farquhar will again run his own KMR Kawasaki team but he now has the additional use of a full superbike-spec machine with MSS Colchester Kawasaki supplying one of the ZX-10R machines similar to that used in BSB.
However, unlike in previous years when he's only had a superbike for one off meetings, he'll have this bike for the entire season and, alongside his full stable of supersport, superstock and supertwin bikes, it makes for a formidable combination and one that's going to take some stopping once more.
There's also a new addition to the stable with Ryan using a KX450F machine to be run alongside the 125cc class!
Naturally, the three International road races - the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster GP - will be Ryan's main focus but in what promises to be another busy year he'll also contest the Southern 100, all races at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, the Manx Grand Prix and, of course, the Irish National road races.
The KMR Kawasaki team is also expanding to two riders with Darren Hughes contesting the Irish Junior Support and Supertwin Road Race Championships in 2010.
Farquhar said: "I'm delighted the new season is almost upon us and it's great to have everything in place for another strong year.
"I've been fortunate enough to retain my loyal sponsors from 2009 whilst it's great to welcome so many new ones on board, particularly Magic Bullet and Clive Richardson Ltd.
“It's testament to everything we achieved last year that we've been able to expand the team and we're in a superb position to challenge for even more race wins this year.
"I've got fantastic support behind me and the success at the International races will be the main aim, particularly the TT, whilst I'll also be going all out to defend all of my National road race titles."