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Keith Farmer Biography – Keith Farmer Wiki
Keith Farmer was an Irish motorcycle racer and four-time British champion. He won Superstock 600 title and National Superstock 1000cc in 2011, 2012 and 2018. He also won the British Supersport title in 2017 and also raced regularly in the Superbike series. Farmer competed for BSB, Paul Bird Motorsport, Buildbase Suzuki and TAS Racing. He retired from racing in September 2021, after battling injury for the final few years of his career.
Keith celebrated title success for the first time in 2011, claiming the National Superstock 600 Championship title as a privateer with a campaign that included seven podiums, six of those being race wins. His performance on track led him to be head-hunted by Paul Bird and he joined the PBM line-up for the next season as he progressed into the Superstock 1000 series.
Keith delivered his second consecutive title victory in 2012, having quickly adapted to more powerful machinery, and five wins and a further three podiums secured him the championship win.
As reigning champion in the Superstock 1000 class, he was elevated into Bennetts BSB with PBM, but after achieving a best result of fourth he parted ways with the team. He returned to the Superbike class a year later where he claimed his first and only main category podium in tricky conditions at Brands Hatch with the PR Racing team.
Keith then turned his attention back to the support classes, competing in both the British Supersport and National Superstock Championships.
His time with the Appleyard/Macadam team in 2017 proved to be a winning combination as they celebrated title victory after nine wins and a further five podiums, impressively making him a champion across three different classes.
In 2018, Keith joined the Tyco BMW team and he superbly claimed a second National Superstock 1000 Championship title.
A year later Keith was back on the BSB grid with the Tyco BMW team, but a mid-season injury curtailed his campaign. He then switched to Buildbase Suzuki a year later. In the past two years, Keith made occasional appearances in both the Superstock and Superbike classes, before he officially announced his retirement from the sport in 2021.
Keith Farmer Age
Keith Farmer passed away on 10 November 2022. He was 35 years old.
Keith Farmer Wife
Was Keith Farmer married? He was married to Samantha Ritchie. Farmer and his wife have two daughters Khloe Rae and Addison Mae.
On Mother’s Day 2022, Keith Farmer shared to Instagram a photo of his wife and daughters, writing: “Happy Mother’s Day to the most gorgeous mummy that Khloe, Addison and I could possibly ask for. @samritchie24 Does everything for us all without question when we take it for granted. Massive love from us all.” He added: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there.”
Keith Farmer Death
Four-time British champion Keith Farmer passed away on Thursday, 10 November 2022, at the age of 35, surrounded by his family.
His brother David announced his passing on Facebook, saying: “I’m lost for words our little brother left us at 1.45 this morning with us all by his side. Life will never be the same again, he made us all so proud and he will be very sorely missed. Love you Meekie #33.”
There was wide spread tributes paid to the racer and condolences offered to his friends and family.
Glenn Irwin, British Superbike rider, tweeted: “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.”
TAS Racing wrote on Twitter: “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.”
Team principal Philip Neill offered his sympathies to Keith’s family’s and friends. He added: “We enjoyed many happy memories together both within racing and on a personal level as Keith had remained a close friend of the team.
“His talent was undeniable and although his successes were many, including a memorable Superstock championship win with Tyco BMW in 2018, I will always feel like we never actually witnessed Keith’s full potential on a superbike – as he was so often hampered by injury or bad luck.”
The British Superbike Championship said in a statement: “Everyone connected with the Bennetts British Superbike Championship is saddened to hear of Keith Farmer’s untimely passing at the age of just 35.”
“Keith will be terribly missed by all that had the pleasure of meeting him throughout his career. He was a brilliant and successful rider on track, who will be fondly remembered by his rivals, colleagues and fans following today’s tragic news,” the statement added.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with his friends and family members and in particular his children. Rest in peace Keith.”
Keith Farmer Cause of Death
Motorcycle racer Keith Farmer’s cause of death was not revealed.
Keith Farmer Suicide
Did Keith Farmer die by suicide? It was not revealed how the motorcycle racer died.
Keith Farmer Instagram
Four-time British champion Keith Farmer’s Instagram is @keithfarmer303.