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Keith Amor Has Great Return To Competitive Action In 2014

Keith Amor has had a great return to competition in 2014. Keith who retired from road racing from 2012 announced in December of 2013 that he was returning to competing at the Isle of Man TT with Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team in the lightweight TT.

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The flying Scotsman’s road racing season began at the Tandragee 100 where he proved he had lost none of his speed and talent by securing second place finish in supersport race narrowly losing out on victory to William Dunlop by under 0.3 of a second.

At the Vauxhall international North West 200 Keith produced a tenacious performance as he battled his way through to fifth position in opening supersport race on Site Sealants B&W racing CBR 600 Honda.

Super twins race saw Keith in contention for race victory throughout as along the way he set a new super twins lap record before bad luck struck the KMR Kawasaki super twin, still this race proved with the lightweight TT coming up soon that the pace was there to be in contention for his first victory on the mountain course.


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So onto TT 2014 and following a productive practice week Keith’s first race on the mountain course in three years beckoned in opening supersport TT race. Tenth place finish was achieved following a solid performance on Site Sealants B&W racing CBR 600 Honda.


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Second supersport race would see top six finish secured after a highly accomplished display from the 2011 supersport TT race 1 second place finisher.


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Lightweight TT was next up and expectations where high that Keith could fight for a standout result on KMR Kawasaki super twin. At the end of a closely fought race Keith finished in fourth position setting quickest lap speed of the race as he finished only four seconds off a podium finish.

Supersport race 1 at the Armoy road races provided the Dundrod 150 superbike race winner from 2010 with third place finish following a highly accomplished performance.

Second supersport race saw another third place finish recorded whilst open race would see Keith leading supersport 600 mounted rider finishing in fifth position. Super twins race would prove to be a highly momentous one for the popular rider who achieved his first win around Armoy after a great performance on KMR Kawasaki super twin.


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The Dundrod 150 super twins race saw multiple riders in contention for podium finishes and Keith nailed third position finishing marginally behind KMR Kawasaki team mate Connor Behan.

Unfortunately in opening Ulster Grand Prix supersport race Keith was involved in a three rider incident. Because of this Keith was ruled out of action from the classic TT races and the Scarborough gold cup where he was set to make his Oliver’s Mount debut.


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But in all its been a top return to road racing action for Keith Amor who despite been out of the sport for two years has proved that he still has the speed, talent and ability to fight for international road race victories.

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