Brands BSB: Farmer finally takes Supersport title

Farmer was pushed all the way by Andrew Irwin
Farmer was pushed all the way by Andrew Irwin Picture: Impact Images

Appleyard Macadam Racing’s Keith Farmer has finally won the Dickies British Supersport Championship, cruising to the chequered flag in fifth place behind the eventual race winner Tempus MV Agusta’s Jack Kennedy.

After four consecutive DNFs, the Northern Irishman admitted the thought that it wasn’t meant to be had crossed his mind and he was terrified going into today’s finale.

However, easing across the line behind the leading group was enough to secure his third British title. He was joined on the championship podium by the Gearlink Kawasaki duo of Andrew Irwin and Ben Currie.

“It’s been emotional. With everything that happened in the past two or three rounds and the points dropping from 103 down to 18, it made me pretty nervous getting on the bike today,” said Farmer, speaking to this afternoon.

“When I got into a rhythm and on to the back of the leaders I felt comfortable but I had to fight the urge to push on. I felt I had the pace but I knew there was a job to be done. I was a stand in rider at the start of the year so to be champion a few months later is a massive credit to the Appleyard Macadam team. They’ve put a mega bike underneath me, a huge thanks has to go to them.”

“I did think maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Everything went through my mind. In warm up this morning Stamper had a high side in front of me and it was so close to clipping me, I just thought somebody was out to get me. Stupid as it sounds, it terrified me. I went out thinking what else is going to happen now. Thankfully, we brought it home for my third title and Appleyard Macadam for their first.”

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