Clogher Bullet fires to British title glory

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Clogher Bullet fires to British title glory thumbnailKeith Farmer

CLOGHER'S Keith Farmer has lifted his third British title, the British Supersport Championship.

And the Clogher Bullet kept everyone on tenterhooks over the weekend after a first lap crash on Saturday when leading, meaning he had to wait to Sunday before clinching the title.

He finished fifth, which was enough to wrap up the championship, which he dedicated to his late mum, who sadly passed away last year.

The final race saw Farmer ride a calculated race to end the championship 23 points clear of his nearest challenger, Andrew Irwin, who was the first to congratulate the champion.

Farmer had originally looked to sit out the 2017 season because he was unable to raise the necessary funding required by many race teams.

However, just before the first round, Keith got a call up from Team Appleyard/McAdam racing as their rider, Luke Hedger was injured, to deputise for a few rounds.

Following good results in these rounds, Farmer was given the ride for the remainder of the season, and proved his worth spectacularly.

Keith, a former Irish Supermoto champion, is a naturally talented motorcycle racer, and is aiming to return to the Superbike level in BSB for 2018. He has already had talks with various teams and hopes to have his 2018 plans in order quite soon.



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