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Prestigious Accolade For Seven Times Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Farquhar

It’s fantastic to report that one of the Queens Birthday award honours list recipients is three times TT winner Ryan Farquhar.

Seven times Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Farquhar has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) for his services to racing.

The most successful racer in Irish roads history with over 200 victories, his coveted racing CV also includes seven Duke Road Race Rankings titles, Steve Henshaw Gold Cup success in 2011, Senior Manx GP victory in 2000, multiple Southern 100 Solo Championship victories, nine Ulster GP triumphs.

As a team owner, he’s also enjoyed various prodigious moments including a 1-2-3 finish in the first ever Super Twins race at the North West 200 in 2012.

Photo by Rod Neill

Joining ‘Flyin Ryan’ in gaining a BEM award from the Queens Birthday honours list is Cookstown 100 Race Secretary Norman Crooks.

Over 50 years involved with Irish Road Racing’s longest running national roads meeting, it’s great to see one of the sport’s most respected, liked figures recognised by royalty.

Words by Stevie Rial