With the International North West 200 road races getting underway yesterday (Tuesday), one of the sport’s greatest ever road racers has entered the Guinness Book of World Records with Ryan Farquhar officially awarded the title of having won more road races than any other rider.
In a career that spanned 20 years, the Dungannon rider won races throughout that period on the road racing circuits around the British Isles including International race victories at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.
Riding in all classes from 125cc to Superbikes and from Supersport to Classic machines Farquhar was victorious at all of the Irish National road races, which earned him Irish Road Racing Championships, as well as at circuits elsewhere in the UK including the Manx Grand Prix, Southern 100, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough and Aberdare Park.
The now 43-year old stopped racing at the end of 2012 before making a return in 2014 where he was soon back to winning ways. However, a heavy spill during the opening Lightweight race at the 2016 North West 200 left him with serious injuries and whilst he thankfully made a full recovery, he’s subsequently focused his efforts on running his successful KMR Kawasaki team which he continues to do with great effect today.
Farquhar amassed a stunning total of 357 road race wins during his career and with all of the necessary documentation submitted, the total was officially verified last month.
He entered the Guinness Book of World Records with the most career motorcycle road race wins on 12 April 2019.