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Clogher’s Farmer moves in on British title

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Clogher’s Farmer moves in on British title thumbnailClogher rider Keith Farmer took a huge step towards winning his third British Supersport Championship after a thrilling win at Silverstone on Sunday. SU3720MD

CLOGHER rider Keith Farmer took a huge step towards winning his third British Supersport Championship after extending his lead to 103 points with a thrilling win in the wet at Silverstone on Sunday.
Farmer's win, his fourth in a row, came after long-time leader Ben Currie and Dubliner Jack Kennedy slid off on the final two laps.
It was the Clogher man's ninth win in this year's supersport championship, and completed a weekend double after his triumph on Saturday.
Already having a 78-point series lead over Kennedy heading into Sunday's race, Farmer rode cautiously in the treacherous conditions as Currie looked certain to register victory for most of the race
However, the English rider slid off on the penultimate lap as Farmer and Kennedy began to cut into his lead.
Kennedy moved ahead of Farmer for a brief moment on the final circuit only for the Dubliner to immediately slide off to give Farmer a comfortable victory ahead of his compatriot Andrew Irwin with Australian Arthur Sissis a distant third.
"I had a couple of massive moments in the race," said Farmer. "When Jack came past me on the final lap, I just thought that I would stay behind him as I would only be losing five points (to him) so no problem but then unfortunately he slid off."

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