McWilliams To Race NW 200 with KMR Kawasaki
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Jan 23rd, 2012
McWILLIAMS SET TO RACE ON SUPERTWIN AT NORTH WEST 200
Veteran Northern Ireland rider Jeremy McWilliams is set to make his debut at the Relentless International North West 200 this year. The 48 year old will race in the newly introduced Supertwin class on one of Ryan Farquhar’s bikes.
Technical director of the North West 200, Mervyn Whyte MBE, said he was delighted by the news: “Jeremy McWilliams is nothing short of a living legend in motorsport and no doubt our fans will be excited at the prospect of watching him race at the Relentless International North West 200. The Supertwin class is a new race for the North West200 this year and we are pleased to be introducing it with such a high calibre line-up.”
Jeremy McWilliams said, “The North West 200 is renowned in the world of motor sport, I've been attending it as a fan since I was a teenager and I’m really looking forward to experiencing it at first hand. The North West 200 has a unique atmosphere and exceptional racing. I’m hoping that I can be a competitive newcomer, I've some great competition just from my team mates! It would be a fairytale to win the new Supertwin race but I have to be realistic. I’m really happy with my bike and it’s been great to work with Ryan Farquhar who is no stranger to winning at the North West 200. ”McWilliams will be racing in Farquhar’s team alongside newcomer Jamie Hamilton. Farquhar added, “Having Jeremy make his North West 200 debut on one of my bikes is a fairytale for me. I’ve been involved in the Supertwin class from ‘day one’ and promoted it as best I can. It’s a perfect bike for both newcomers and experienced riders and I don’t think I could have a better team with Jeremy and newcomer Jamie Hamilton.
The announcement was made at the Adelaide Motorcycle Awards which were held in Belfast on Friday evening where Farquhar also received the Duke Road Race Rankings trophy, recognition of his road racing achievements during the 2011 season.