Far­quhar on his ri­vals

‘I have beaten them be­fore and I don’t see any rea­son why I can’t again’

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Like his new team-mate Ian Hutchin­son, Far­quhar has never rid­den a BMW be­fore, but the 40-year-old is full of con­fi­dence as he faces the prospect of bat­tling on the Ger­man su­per­bike.

“There are quite a few rid­ers out there who are well ca­pa­ble of win­ning but I’m not scared of any of them,” he de­clares.

“I have beaten them be­fore and I don’t see any rea­son why I can’t beat them again on the right bike.”

“The last time I had a good go with Ian was in 2010 in the Su­per­stock TT when he beat me by just 1.2

RYAN FAR­QUHAR

sec­onds,” re­calls the Dun­gan­non man. “Hutchy was at the top of his game then as he won five races that week. If I can get into that form I can be there or there­abouts.”

Michael Dun­lop will be an­other Bmw-mounted ri­val at TT 2016.

“I have raced a lot against Michael Dun­lop and I don’t ever re­mem­ber do­ing a race with him fin­ish­ing two weeks in front of me,” Far­quhar smiles. “There have been quite a few times when he was rid­ing a trick su­per­bike and I was on the su­per­stock bike so when we went to the big­ger races I just hadn’t the pace. But I don’t think there is any­one who has a bike bet­ter than I have now and I am look­ing for­ward to hav­ing a go.”

Far­quhar meets his Tyco BMW S1000RR for the first time Guy still has Tyco’s back­ing for this year’s TT should his cy­cle race fall through

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