Keith Farmer dies: Northern Ireland Motorcycle Racer – “Clogher Bullet” decided after a tough weekend at Silverstone. A farmer drove the iForce Lloyd and Jones BMW back to the British Superbike class with the PR Racing team.
Farmer said he had always planned to stop racing at the season’s end, but two Silverstone crashes forced him to quit immediately.
In 2011 and 2012, the 34-year-old won the Superstock 600 and the Superstock 1000.
The farmer then showed versatility by winning the British Supersport Championship in 2017 and the Northern Ireland TAS Racing Team’s second Superstock 1000 title in 2018.
“It’s never easy to pack up and leave, but I’ve been planning to stop racing at the end of the year,” Farmer said. “It was a challenging year for me, but that was just racing.
I joined PR Racing BMW at the end of the year, but after two pretty big crashes, one of which killed Takumi Takahashi, I’m sorry, and the other of which will send me to the hospital, I’m leaving. I was so mad at myself that I realized it was time to go.
Farmer said he felt fortunate to have played for some of the best teams in the paddock and won four British titles during his long career. “I’ve been racing in the BSB paddock for 10 years. I’ve raced for some of the best teams and had a lot of chances, some of which worked out.
“I feel very lucky to have these chances, and they’ve helped me win four British titles. “I want to thank everyone who has helped me in any way, especially my family, who has been there for me through good times and bad. Without any of you, I couldn’t have done it.