Isle of Man TT: Farquhar targets Superstock victory

Ryan Farquhar
Farquhar says he has "unfinished business" at this year's TT

Ryan Farquhar has set his sights on winning the Superstock race at the 2012 TT after missing this year's race through injury.

Farquhar missed this year's race after crashing at Keppel Gate in the final practice session and says he has 'unfinished business'.

The Dungannon racer narrowly missed out on victory in 2010 finishing just one second behind winner Ian Hutchinson.

In 2012 the Superstock race will be held on Monday 4 June.

The two-time TT winner said: "I still have unfinished business in the Superstock class, particularly after last year's disappointment.

"I'm looking forward to next year's races and will be looking to build on my 2010 performance."

Meanwhile, Ballymena rider Jamie Hamilton has confirmed he will make his TT debut in 2012.

The former National Superstock 600cc champion said: "I'm really enjoying road racing and can't wait to make my TT debut."

Jamie Hamilton
Hamilton made his road racing debut at this year's Ulster Grand Prix

The 20-year-old will ride for Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki team and says he couldn't have a better teacher.

"I couldn't have a better mentor than Ryan and I'm going to be working really hard during the close season to make sure that I'm in the best shape to tackle the course.

"I've already been over to the Isle of Man a few times to look at the course and I'm going to spend large chunks of the winter with Milky Quayle and Johnny Barton learning the course."

Hamilton made his road racing debut at this year's Ulster Grand Prix achieving two fourth place finishes in the Supertwins. He will contests all three 1000cc events, the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT races next year.

Both Farquhar and Hamilton will also contest the inaugural Supertwins TT.

Farquhar added: "He [Hamilton] has a mature head on his shoulders, I'm sure he'll put in a really solid debut at the TT. There'll be no pressure on him so he can just go out, learn the course and enjoy himself."

The Isle of Man TT will run from the 2-8 June 2012.

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