KMR Kawasaki rider Jamie Hamilton will launch his renewed partnership with the Ballygowan and District Motorcycle Club at the Comber Motorcycle Show this weekend.
Hamilton’s stock has soared since he teamed up with Dungannon star Farquhar’s KMR outfit last year, winning his first major road race at the Southern 100 with victory in the Supertwin class over his mentor.
The young Ballyclare rider, who won the Best Newcomer Award at the Isle of Man TT, will receive the backing of the club at the national road races, plus the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix in 2013 and the Scarborough meetings including the Gold Cup in September.
Hamilton will attend the Comber show on Friday, when he will be available to sign autographs and chat with fans at the Ballygowan Club’s stand.
“The Ballygowan Club is on board with me again this year and I’m grateful to them for their support,” Hamilton said.
“I’ll be at the Comber Show on Friday and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the fans and having a chat about the year ahead.”
Hamilton’s team boss, Farquhar, won’t be in attendance at the show as he flies out to Australia to complete a number of parade laps at the classic meeting at Phillip Island.
Farquhar said: “I had already promised the organisers before I retired that I’d go over to the event with Jeremy McWilliams and Steve Brogan, so I decided I’d still go and do a few laps so I wouldn’t be letting anyone down.
“Once I get back then I’ll probably be in a position to confirm what my plans are for this year.”
Farquhar has signed a piece of racing memorabilia for the Ballygowan Club in the form of a signed screen from one of the bikes he raced in 2012, which can be viewed at the Comber Show.
The item is also up for auction on eBay with a reserve price of £75.
The Dromara Destroyers including Ray McCullough are also expected to attend the show this weekend.
A large display of bikes will be exhibited at the event, which takes place on Friday and Saturday in the Comber Presbyterian Church Hall.
A number of Joey Dunlop’s machines will be on display and proceeds from the show – organised by Norman McKeag – will go towards two charities, including the Church Building Fund and the Ulster Hospital.
The event gets under way on Friday at 5pm until 10pm and runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday.