PRESS RELEASE - Ryan Farquhar/KMR Kawasaki
Farquhar delighted with Ulster GP success
Ryan Farquhar ensured his International road race season ended on a high note when he claimed victory in the Supertwins race at the Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday.

The win meant that the KMR Kawasaki rider completed the set after already having taken victory in the corresponding races at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200.

With perfect conditions around the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit all week, things got off to a slow start for Ryan when he struck problems in practice for Thursday's Dundrod 150 Superbike race but he bounced back to take a commanding 11.5s win in the day's Supertwins race whilst team-mate Jamie Hamilton took a strong second to give the team another 1-2. Starting from the third wave, Ryan then took 13th in the Dundrod 150 Superbike race, using the event to further dial in the ZX-10R Superbike. Hamilton took 14th on his Superstock mount.
Saturday's main race day again saw ideal weather although strong winds kept the riders on their toes and it couldn't have started better for Ryan as he dominated the Supertwins race from start to finish to claim his 9th Ulster GP victory. With a new lap record of 118.461mph, almost 2mph better than his own previous best, he crossed the line comfortably clear of Hamilton as the team claimed yet another 1-2.
With the Superbike working a lot better, Ryan then took a fine fifth in the second Superbike race as he lapped at almost 132mph and this was backed up by sixth place in the first encounter to ensure a strong day all round. Hamilton also enjoyed a good day and in addition to his Supertwins podium, he took 11th in the Superstock race and 12th and 15th in the two Superbike races. Meanwhile, Geoff McMullan took 11th and 13th on a third KMR ER6 Kawasaki in the two Supertwins races.
Speaking afterwards, a pleased Ryan said, "On a personal note, it's been a successful week and to complete a treble of International wins on the Supertwins machine is brilliant and something I've wanted to do all year. I managed the feat in 2005 on Nick Morgan's 600cc Supersport machine but to do it on a bike I've built and prepared myself is truly satisfying and very rewarding. I had no problems in either race and to add almost 2mph to the lap record was superb. To get a 1-2 in both the Ulster GP race and Dundrod 150 race is brilliant for the team too so I'm very pleased for Jamie too as well as for Geoff who enjoyed his two races."
"I struggled a bit with the Superbike at the beginning of the meeting but, slowly but surely, managed to get it working better and better. I was struggling to wrestle the bike through the corners in Saturday's first race but made a few tweaks to the chassis for the second and to lap at almost 132mph on my own and without a tow was very pleasing. It's the best the bike's ever been so if we can keep chipping away, hopefully it will do the business in whatever races I contest in 2013. It was good to see Jamie respond well too after a few recent crashes and I told him after Armoy that he's got plenty of time and he doesn't need to try and do it all at once. You have to treat the roads with respect and know when to go for it and when to settle for a result and he's enjoyed his races again this week."
"I've now moved onto 199 career road race wins so, hopefully, I'll be able to make it 200 before the year's out so a big thanks to all the sponsors and to all the lads who've helped me both this weekend and throughout the week. The week has obviously been overshadowed though by the sad death of Lee Vernon, someone who loved his road racing and always gave 100%. He was never without a smile on his face and was a very talented rider so I'd just like to pass on my deepest condolences to all his family and friends."
Ryan now heads to the Manx Grand Prix where he has rides in the 350cc and 500cc Classic races as well as the Post Classic event.

 Ryan Farquhar and Jamie Hamilton - Ulster GP
Picture by Stephen Davison - Pacemaker Press International
Phil Wain
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NEWS - GUY MARTIN vs The Fastest Woman in the World


GUY MARTIN vs The Fastest Woman in the World


Road Racing star Guy Martin has confirmed that he will be piloting a Suzuki Hayabusa Turbo in the upcoming ROAD RACING IRELAND ‘North West Speed Trials’ in Ballykelly on 11/12th May.


Always the thrill seeker, Guy keeps in shape as a keen Downhill Mountain Bike Racer and it will be in the pursuit of the ultimate thrill as he climbs aboard the Holeshot Racing machine. The sole intention of the exercise is simple; to go faster than he has ever gone before, and he has some fierce opposition from within the team at Holeshot Racing:


Jo Stevenson – The World’s Fastest Woman @ 243.5 Mph


At a Speed event in 2012, Jo recorded four speeds between 226 and 239mph - riding a turbo bike loaned by Holeshot Racing - before beating the 241.48mph set by Canadian Trillium Muir.


Jo, who is mum to Ella, 12, said of her achievement: “It hasn’t really sunk in and I still can’t quite believe I’ve done it. I will definitely try again and breaking 250mph would be a dream. I am very excited about coming over and racing in Ireland. It looks like this is going to be a great weekend”.


Jack Frost – UK Land Speed Record Holder @ 257.4 Mph


As Holeshot Team Leader, Jack is fortunate enough to have 2 high speed turbo Hayabusa bikes. His number one bike holds the UK Land Speed Record, back to back 257mph and 271mph on a one way top speed run. His number 2 bike has done 248mph. These are the mighty steeds that will also carry Guy Martin and Jo Stevenson to new highs at the North West Speed Trials.


Other Special Guests attending are multiple World Champions: Jim Redman & Ralph Bryans.


The Fastest PRESS LAUNCH in Ireland


The image titled “Jack SHACKLETON 208mph” (attached) was taken in Shackleton Airbase at the event press launch. The speed set by Jack Frost on a ‘slow’ pass was 208 Mph, meaning that this venue has ALREADY seen the fastest ever motorsport in Ireland!


ROAD RACING IRELAND Director Wallace Rollins said "We are delighted to be associated with this event and thrilled to be able to support Wayne Owens and his team. Hopefully this will be the start of a long association”.


This event is aimed at Modern & Classic Bikes, Trikes and Cars. Wayne Owens of REAL TIME PROMOTIONS:
“Our aim is to see as many vehicles as possible eclipse the 200 mph mark, thus joining the '200 Club'. A few of our specially invited contenders will even push 230+ mph, making this Ireland’s Fastest Ever Motorsport Event.”
·         The ROAD RACING IRELAND ‘North West Speed Trials’ will be the FASTEST EVER Motorsport  Event in Ireland.
·         Top Speed Trials will take place on Day-2 of the event, on Sunday 12th May at Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly, Limavady.
·         Action from 11am (Saturday) and 1pm (Sunday).


    Entry Forms are available to download from: http://www.nwspeedtrials.com/


EVENT ORGANIZER: Wayne Owens (T) 07791 976672
- http://www.realtime-promotions.com/


GUY MARTIN - http://www.guymartinracing.co.uk/
JO STEVENSON - http://suzukibulletin.co.uk/2012/09/14/meet-the-worlds-fastest-woman/
JACK FROST - http://www.holeshot-racing.co.uk/
Attachment - Redman Bryans Owens (L-R):
Photo By Baylon McCaughey
-          Jim Redman (Multiple World Champion)
-          Ralph Bryans (Multiple World Champion)
-          Anthony Owens (Multiple Irish Champion on 2 & 3 wheels)
Attachment - Shackleton Group Shot (L-R):
-          Colin McAleese (Rally Escort, Ballymoney)
-          Jennifer Blaney (Model, Antrim)
-          Jack Frost (Holeshot Racing, Dromore)
-          Leslie Magee (Model, Letterkenny)
-          Wayne Owens (Organizer, Saintfield)












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