Farquhar back on a big bike

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Ryan Farquhar has had his first outing on the SGS/KMR ZX10R Kawasaki that he will ride in his return to premier class racing in 2015.

The 39 year old, who has won more road races than any other Irish rider, tested the big bike at Kirkistown on Monday.

“The bike was nowhere near the set up I am used to and I had to stop because the rain started but it was good to be back out again.” he said afterwards.

The Dungannon man made extensive changes to the Kawasaki’s suspension that was previously ridden by Danny Webb last season.

“I need more time on the bike, more laps to get the bike and myself dialled in before the North West 200 and TT.” Farquhar said.

“I will have another test session and then I will race at the Scarborough Spring Cup next week.” he explained.

Farquhar, who retired from superbike racing following the death of his uncle, Trevor Ferguson, at the 2012 Manx Grand Prix, will ride in the Superbike and Supertwins races at Scarborough. He also intends to race at the Tandragee 100 before the opening international of the season at the North West 200.

Stephen Davison

By Stephen Davison

Biographer of John McGuinness & road racing's foremost writer & photographer