Keith Farmer Obituary, Death – Keith Farmer, a four-time British Superbike champion, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 35. Farmer established himself as one of the finest in the Superbike category after winning the National Superstock 1000cc and Superstock 600 titles in 2011, 2012, and 2018. His untimely and tragic passing was revealed on Thursday by his brother David in a post on Facebook. I’m at a loss for words, our little brother departed us at 1.45 this am with us all at his side, the man wrote.
“He made us all so proud, and he will be sadly missed. Life will never be the same again. I’m with you, Meekie #33.
Several drivers paid tribute to the Superbike legend, most notably Glenn Irwin, who called Farmer a “wonderful opponent.” He shared a picture of the two standing together on a podium on Twitter with the caption: “The day 3 insane Irish men locked out the podium.
You were my fierce adversary in 2011 when you won the stock 600 championship. I recall that PBM thought you would reach the pinnacle with Birdys then GP team when they signed you. That is how talented you truly were.
Farmer had competed for the road racing team TAS Racing, and the Northern Ireland-based organization paid tribute to him on social media. Philip Neil, the squad’s principal, said in a statement that everyone on the team had been left “extremely distraught.”
“Speaking on behalf of everyone at TAS Racing and our business partners, we are utterly grieved by Keith’s passing,” the statement said. Keith had remained a close friend of the team, so we shared many joyful moments outside of racing as well.
“His talent was undeniable, but despite his many accomplishments—including a memorable Superstock championship victory with Tyco BMW in 2018—I will always believe that we never saw Keith perform to the full extent of his abilities on a superbike because he was so frequently sidelined by injury or bad luck.