Jamie Hamilton already has one Irish road racing title tucked away in his trophy cabinet this season and the young Ballyclare rider hopes to round off the season with more silverware at Killalane.
The Vauxhall KMR Kawasaki representative secured the Supertwin crown in style and remains unbeaten in the class at the Irish national meetings following wins at Cookstown, Tandragee, Skerries, Walderstown, Armoy and the Mid-Antrim 150.
Hamilton is keen to maintain his winning streak in the 650 class, but he also leads the Irish Supersport Championship by eight points from Derek McGee, with William Dunlop 20 points adrift having only competed in three of the six rounds held this season.
One of the sport’s most promising prospects, Hamilton is also beginning to gel with the Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike, lapping at 130mph at the Ulster Grand Prix last month and finishing ninth and fifth in the two premier class races at Dundrod.
The 22-year-old is currently third in the Irish Superbike series on 75 points, with Derek Sheils the clear leader on Chris Dowd’s Kawasaki with 138.
Michael Dunlop is second in the points standings, winning each of the four races he contested this year at Cookstown, Tandragee, Skerries and Armoy.
Hamilton said: “I’ve got the Irish and Ulster Supertwin titles in the bag already but I’m leading the full Irish 600 Championship and it’d be nice to try and keep the momentum going and lift another title. I’m riding pretty well at the moment, so we’ll try and get all the bikes home and see where we end up.
“I think I’m third in the Superbike championship and I was really pleased with how I went on the big bike at the Ulster Grand Prix, because I managed to lap at 130mph.
“I think I proved I can ride the Superbike and showed that I’m not just a Supertwin rider.”
Hamilton has flourished under team boss Farquhar’s guidance over the past two seasons but the former British Superstock 600 champion says he doesn’t yet know if he will remain with the team in 2014.
“Ryan’s happy enough with how I went this year and I’m really enjoying riding for him. He gives me the bikes and I’ve got my own lorry and I go and do my own thing. For sure though I’ve talked to other people and I’m not really sure what way to go,” said Hamilton.
“It’s not certain that I’ll be with Ryan next year but I’m happy where I am. Ryan has to think about himself and how he wants to move his team forward - whether I’m part of those plans or not I’ll have to wait and see.”