Multiple title-winner Keith Farmer has announced that he is retiring from the sport after his most recent appearance in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone last weekend.
Farmer has been a revered opponent throughout the British Championship paddocks during his career, competing from Bennetts BSB, where he scored podium finishes, right through the support classes.
The ‘Clogher Bullet’ celebrated title success in the British Supersport Championship, is a two-time winner in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship and also secured the Pirelli Junior Superstock title during his career.
Farmer said: “It’s never easy to just pack up and walk away, but at the end of this year I was always planning on retirement from racing. I have had a tough year, but that’s just racing. I stepped in to finish the year with PR Racing, but after two relatively big crashes, I have realised that it is time to walk away.
“I’ve had ten good years of racing in the BSB paddock, riding for some of the best teams with great opportunities and some worked and some didn’t. I count myself extremely lucky to have been given these opportunities and with these I have won four titles - 2011 National Superstock 600, 2012 and 2018 National Superstock 1000 and 2017 British Supersport.
“I want to thank every single person that has ever supported myself in anyway shape or form. Be it from teams, team personnel, teammates, sponsors, team sponsors, the orange army, medics, physios, photographers, officials, all the riders who I have battled with, fell out with, made friends with and last but not least, my family who have been behind me every step of the way through the good and the bad. I could not have done this without any of you guys!
“I will still be watching and keeping an eye on everything, and maybe next year I could start something new.”