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IN PICS: Farquhar and Hamilton turn out for Armoy road races

Jamie Hamilton and Ryan Farquhar were all smiles at the Armoy road races. Photo: Pacemaker

Road racers Ryan Farquhar and Jamie Hamilton, who have both been battling their way back to health from serious injuries, turned out for the Armoy road races on Friday night.

The pair were pictured smiling together, with Farquhar using a crutch and Hamilton sporting a cage on his leg.

Jamie Hamilton and Ryan Farquhar. Credit: Pacemaker

The Dungannon rider has endured a tough time during his recovery after ending up in intensive care following a North West 200 crash, while Hamilton suffered serious injuries at the Isle of Man TT.

Ryan Farquhar with Michael Doukopil and Derek Sheils. Credit: Pacemaker

Farquhar later took to Twitter to say it was “mega” being back at his first race since being injured.

On the roads, Ballymoney’s William Dunlop took a win in the opening race for the third year running.

William Dunlop celebrates victory. Credit: Pacemaker

His brother Michael Dunlop took second place, while Dublin’s Derek Sheils was third.

Runner-up Michael Dunlop, winner William Dunlop and third-placed Derek Sheils. Credit: Pacemaker

The race action continues at Armoy throughout Saturday.