Farquhar brings uncle's body home

Published Wednesday, 05 September 2012
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Dungannon motorcyclist Ryan Farquhar has been joined by a host of other riders in accompanying his uncle's body home, after a fatal crash at the Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man.

Farquhar brings uncle's body home
Dungannon's Ryan Farquhar joins other riders in bringing his uncle's body home. (© Pacemaker)

The cavalcade accompanied the hearse carrying 48-year-old Trevor Ferguson's coffin off the boat on Wednesday, before making the slow journey to Castlecaulfield in Co Tyrone.

Ferguson was racing in the Supertwins event on the Isle of Man, on one of Farquhar's KMR Kawasakis, when the crash happened last Wednesday.

Farquhar has since spoken of his distress and vowed to quit the sport.

"This is a sport I love, but I can't risk putting my family through something like that anymore - I have to think of them," he told the News Letter last week.

Fellow road racers John Burrows, Jamie Hamilton and Paddy McColgan were among those who joined Farquhar in bringing his uncle's body home, while Ferguson's dad and son were also there.

Ballymoney's Michael Dunlop dedicated his win in Friday's Superbike race on the Mountain circuit to Ferguson, while the Manx Motor Cycle Club also paid tribute to him.

© UTV News
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