Dungannon motorcycling star Ryan Farquhar back in intensive care and seriously ill

May 18, 2016: Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen by his bedside
May 18, 2016: Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen by his bedside

Ulster road racer Ryan Farquhar, pictured, has been readmitted to the intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, a spokesman for the Belfast Trust has confirmed.

Farquhar, from Dungannon, was injured in the Supertwins race in the North West 200 on May 12 and was airlifted to the RVH in Belfast by a PSNI helicopter.

The 40-year-old rider, who resumed road racing in 2014 after retiring in 2012, had initially been hospitalised with an injury to his liver and internal bleeding, according to reports. However, he had been moved out of the intensive care unit. But yesterday a spokesman for Belfast Trust said: “He has returned to ICU and he is seriously ill.”