I figured if he could do it so could I !, and, since then I've been broke !”

I figured if he could do it so could I !, and, since then I've been broke !” When a young(er) Andy Farrell arrived at Cookstown in 2007 for his first road race, he didn’t know what to expect, but like many others before him, the addiction of road racing was only beginning to set in, and here we are, some 17 years on, and the same guy will again be lining up for the Cookstown 100, eager to get going again! At a sprightly young age of 40 plus vat, Farrell, who hails from the Sunny Skerries, is a previous double Manx grand prix winner, along with 7 Manx podiums, and is aiming for a return to the mountain circuit again in August. All being well, a safe run at Cookstown will ensure his sixth signature for the required mountain licence. Andy is already a past winner here at Orittor and admits to having run out of talent here a few times, nevertheless, this year will line up in the 500 classic race on board Jim Gibson 500 Drixton Honda, along with his trusty super twin and 600 Suzuki bikes. Chatting with Andy at a sunny Mondello where he had just come in after his supertwin race, he explained how it all started “This whole saga began in 2005 when Andy was out in a field with others messing about on moto x bikes, amongst those other lads was none other than the late Martin Finnegan. So when you manage to pass someone of Martin's stature, you feel, you can do this, and I guess, that's what got me into the notion of wanting to go racing! I figured if he could do it so could I !, and, since then I've been broke! lol” Farrell, who during the week works as a Fab Technician at Intel, always speaks highly of his loyal sponsors, and once again, would like to say a big Hearty Thanks to every one of those who help keep the wheels turning. A&H Motorsport, B&V Nurseries, Duggan Carpentry, Team CK racing, Harvest Energy, Storm Performance Fabrications,

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