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Ryan Farquhar made it a superb 19 wins for the season on Sunday when he took a double victory at the Kells Road Races, County Meath, claiming both of the Open races on his Harker Racing ZX-10 Kawasaki. To make it an entirely satisfying and successful day, Ryan also finished a close second in both of the Supersport 600cc races, adding another lap record to his continually growing collection.

Held on the 2.25-mile Crossakiel circuit, the day saw Ryan and Keith Amor go head to head in all four of the races and such was the closeness of the racing, the biggest winning margin was a scant 0.851seconds. In the first 600cc Championship race, Ryan had to settle for second place on the 600cc Harker Kawasaki only 0.327s adrift of his Scottish rival and it was even closer in the non-Championship encounter later in the day. After 8 hard fought laps, Ryan just missed out on the win by the almost unimagineable margin of 0.097seconds although he did have the consolation of setting a new class lap record at 108.299mph.

However, Ryan had his revenge in both the Open and Grand Final races and, once again riding his Superstock machine, he successfully turned the tables on Amor to take the victories by 0.851s and 0.365s respectively. The results saw Ryan extend consolidate his lead in all four of the Championships he is competing for, including the season long Duke Road Race Rankings Championship.


Speaking later, a clearly happy Ryan said:

'It's been another really good day and I've thoroughly enjoyed myself. The races between Keith and myself were incredibly close and there was nothing between us all day - if I'd have missed a gear he'd have been ahead and vice versa. There were a few spots of rain in the air early in the day but thankfully they never came to anything and we were able to have four excellent races.'

'It was all good, clean stuff and, like I say, it was a great meeting. I've extended my lead in the four championships, taken a couple more wins and gained another lap record so I'm well chuffed. Both Keith and I proved that the Dunlop tyres are clearly the ones to be on and that's the fourth meeting in row where I've used the same set of tyres - and they're still able to take me to race wins and lap records, unbelieveable!'

'We're still struggling a wee bit with acceleration on the 600 and the big bike engine will need freshening up before the Ulster GP but, hopefully, it will last out for Faugheen next weekend. The season is going really well so lets hope it syats that way for the remaining meetings.'
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