Keith Farmer, a former British Superbike rider, died at the age of 35.
Farmer won the Superstock 600 title in 2011, the Superstock 1000 title in 2012 and 2018, and the British Supersport Championship in 2017. He will retire from racing in September 2021.
Farmer raced in both the BSA Support Classes and the British Superbike Series on a regular basis.
“I’m lost for words. Our little brother left us at 1.45 this morning with us all by his side,” Keith’s brother David wrote on Facebook.
“Life Will Never Be The Same Again. He Made Us All Proud, and He Will Be Very Sorely Missed,” he said.
Farmer announced his retirement from racing last year, citing “two relatively large crashes.”
“It’s never easy to just pack your belongings and walk away, but I’ve always planned to retire from racing at the end of this year.”
“I’ve Had a Difficult Year, But That’s Just Racing.” “I stepped in to finish the year with Pr Racing, but after two relatively large crashes, I realized it was time to leave.”
Farmer has raced for a number of well-known Bsb teams, including the Paul Bird Motorsport Team, Buildbase Suzuki, and Tas Racing.
Everyone at TAS Racing are shocked and devastated to hear the news about former team member Keith Farmer. His infectious smile will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time. pic.twitter.com/VKewEiPrNa
— TAS Racing (@TASRacing_NI) November 10, 2022
“We enjoyed many happy memories together, both within racing and on a personal level, as Keith remained a close friend of the team,” Tas Team Principal Philip Neill said in a statement.
“His talent was undeniable, and while he had many successes, including a memorable Superstock Championship win with Tyco BMW in 2018, I will always feel that we never saw Keith’s full potential on a superbike because he was often hurt or had bad luck.
A British Superbike rider named Glenn Irwin also paid tribute to Farmer by posting a picture of the two of them on the podium.
“The Third Day” Mad Irish Men Locked Up the Podium. When I won the Stock 600 title in 2011, you were my fierce rival.
The day 3 mad Irish men locked out the podium. 2011 you were my fierce rival winning the stock 600 title. I remember when PBM snapped you up, sure you would go all the way to the top with birdys then GP team. That’s how good you were, pure raw talent. ❤️ to all your family #KF303 pic.twitter.com/iBY8C7rP7c
— Glenn Irwin (@GIrwinRacing) November 10, 2022
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