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Cummins confident of 2011 TT return

Conor Cummins plans to bounce back from his horrific 2010 Isle of Man TT crash with a return to the event in 2011.
Isle of Man TT Superbike lap record holder Conor Cummins is well on the way to making a racing return in time for a 2011 campaign after taking part in a pre-season test at Cartagena.

The 24-year-old was badly hurt in an accident during the 2010 Senior TT race, Cummins suffering extensive leg, arm and back injuries that necessitated a lengthy period of recuperation.

Nonetheless, Cummins is plotting a full-time return in the National Superstock 1000 series with Blackhorse Kawasaki this season, the team with which he was testing at Cartagena.

With plans also in place to rejoin McAdoo Kawasaki Racing for this year's Isle of Man TT, Cummins says he is getting close to full fitness again.

“It is awesome being back on the bike and it feels great,” he said. “It has been the first time back on a bike here and it still feels the same as any other test.”

“I have been getting back into it and just been making minor changes, but everything is feeling positive and I don't seem to be struggling because of the previous injuries so I am really happy.”



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Conor Cummins, on the McAdoo Kawasaki Superbike, starts the 2010 Isle of Man TT Senior race, which would see the Manxman sustain season-ending injuries in a high-speed crash
Dave Molyneux and Conor Cummins with the new Kawasaki powered F2 Sidecar outfit that he will race at Oliver`s Mount
Conor Cummins member of the Ulster Grand Prix 130 Club
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki Supersport machine during practice for the Isle of Man TT
James Hillier in action at the Isle of Man TT
Bruce Anstey is set to ride a Honda RC213V-S at the Isle of Man TT
Conor Cummins will race for Padgett`s Honda in the Supersport and Superstock races at the Isle of Man TT.
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Gearlink Kawasaki at the North West 200
James Hillier, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, [Credit: Quattro Plant Kawasaki]
2015 Isle of Man TT Races.
John McGuinness at the start of the Senior TT in 2015.
Jeremy McWilliams on the KMR Kawasaki at the North West 200 in 2015.
Lee Johnston will ride for Sarolea Racing in the TT Zero race.
Gary Johnson will ride the T3 Triumph at the 2016 Isle of Man TT.
Seamus Elliott
Victor Cox will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2016.

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Sweeble

March 10, 2011 1:36 PM

I just can't believe how focussed and hard road bike racers are, most mortals would have retired, but it's great to see him back. Given that Conor was on the pace and leading when he had his accident, I would say that he has unfinished business and could be a star of the future. See you at Brands Conor and welcome back, but please, be careful!!



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