Farquhar back on a superbike for 2015

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Ireland’s Ryan Farquhar has announced that he will race Superbike and Superstock ZX10 Kawasakis on the roads in 2015. The 38 year old, who has won 4 North West 200s and 3 TTs, will return to the big bike class after a three year break following the death of his uncle, Trevor Ferguson at the 2012 Manx Grand Prix.

Having won more road races than any other Irish rider during his career, Farquhar returned to the sport last season to ride in selected Supertwin and Classic races. He has now decided to make a full comeback in 2015 on both the Irish National road circuits and at the major International meetings.

“Everything worked out well last year with the racing I did but I was just a bit rusty because I didn’t have much track time.” Ryan explained.

“That left me on the back foot a bit so I thought if I’m going to do this I’m going to have to get a big bike. But I won’t be just out there to make up the numbers, I want to be competitive too.”

The extra races will also be good exposure for Farquhar’s sponsors, SGS International and Manx Gas. The Dungannon man is currently building a superbike spec ZX10 that he will run alongside a stocker version. He will also race a new version of his highly successful ER6 twin in the Supertwins class. Conor Behan and Jeremy McWilliams will once again be part of his KMR team line-up as in recent seasons.

Farquhar and McWilliams will begin their 2015 season at the International Island Classic meeting at Phillip Island next week.

Stephen Davison

By Stephen Davison

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