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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
Michael Rutter celebrates winning the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop, Bruce Anstey and Ryan Farquhar were the top three in the Formula 1 race at the Classic TT
Dan Cooper and Michael Rutter in the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the Formula 1 Classic TT on the Team Classic Suzuki
Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Racing Honda at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT
Peter Hickman on the Mistral Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Steelcote Solutions Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Trevor Nation and Steve Spray on the JPS Rotary Nortons.
Picture courtesy of Motorcycle News
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT
Ian Lougher on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki

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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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