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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.”



Related Pictures

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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
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT

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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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