Keith Farmer, A Four-time British Superbike Champion, Died Unexpectedly At The Age Of 35

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.

“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.

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