Calls for mental health support in motorsport

Kerry Motorcycle racer Emmet O’Grady is calling for mental health support within the racing community.

He was speaking following the tragic death of former Irish champion Keith Farmer recently. 

The Dungannon-base racer was a former Irish champion in the Supersport class and O’Grady would have raced against him in the same class back in 2009 and 2010. 

Farmer, then moved to Britain where he became a four-time British Superbike champion, twice each in the Supersport and Superstock classes. 

However, he was left without a ride for the 2022 season and while not confirmed it is said that this affected his mental well-being. 

A death notice from his family asked for no flowers but suggests well-wishers could offer donations to the Samaritans.


 

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