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TT star Cummins in factory Suzuki move

'Hopefully I will be back to the level I was at a couple of years back prior to my crash and I'm aiming to win some silverware for the team and for myself' - Conor Cummins
Tyco Suzuki will revert back to a two-man international road racing team in 2012 after confirming the signing of Isle of Man TT top gun Conor
Cummins.

The popular Manx rider, who hails from Ramsey, is expected to be joined by Guy Martin in the Northern Ireland outfit for the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix.

Cummins - who survived a horror crash at the TT in 2010 - said he was "excited" by his move to Philip and Hector Neill's factory-backed Suzuki squad and vowed to return to the blistering form he displayed prior to his Senior TT smash.

"I'm absolutely delighted with the deal and grateful for the opportunity given to me by Tyco Suzuki," he said. "I've got the machinery that will provide me with the chance to go and achieve the results that I want to achieve.

"The team's track record speaks for itself and the success rate of the team from day one is unquestionable. I'm really looking forward to working with Philip and Hector and having a real go this season.

"The main focus is to compete at the international road races and obviously the TT is the main one of the bunch, but that doesn't take anything away from any of the other internationals because I'll be trying equally as hard and I'm looking forward now to getting going with some testing," added the 25-year-old.

"I'll do the first couple of British Superstock 1000 races to get up to speed before the North West 200 and I've always felt that has been beneficial to me in the past.

"Obviously with the testing as well under my belt I'll be well equipped by the time the North West 200 comes round. I'm really excited and I can't wait."

Cummins paid tribute to another Ulster team, McAdoo Racing, where he plied his trade for the past three seasons and thanked Jason and Winston McAdoo for the role they played in escalating his career.



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BANTER

January 19, 2012 3:44 PM

@Fireblade, The only person to do anything on a ZX10 was Michael Dunlop and that was his superstock,he could,nt get the superbike to work half the time. Alistair Seeley will ride the NW200 for TAS.



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