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Tyco Suzuki stars confirm entries for Armoy road races

'Conor needs more time on the roads before the Ulster Grand Prix, and his management team believe that Armoy would be good to help him get some miles under his belt' - Bill Kennedy'
Tyco Suzuki duo Guy Martin and Conor Cummins will compete at next month's Armoy road races in Northern Ireland.

Martin has been a regular supporter of the popular national meeting, while Manx rider Cummins – aiming to bounce back from the disappointment of missing the Isle of Man TT through injury – will make his debut at the event.

The pair will take on last year's man of the meeting, Michael Dunlop, his brother William and Ryan Farquhar as they warm up for the Ulster Grand Prix in August, the final major international road race of the season in the UK.

The Armoy road races were established to honour the memory of the 'Armoy Armada', a legendary quartet of riders including Joey Dunlop, Mervyn Robinson, Frank Kennedy and Jim Dunlop who were revered in the seventies and eighties.

Entries for the race are due to close on Monday and Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy said he was delighted the Northern Ireland-based team would be in action at the North Antrim venue.

“We've just received entries for both Conor Cummins and Guy Martin for the Armoy road races,” Kennedy said.

“We are absolutely delighted that they are joining an already great entry.

“My understanding is that Conor needs more time on the roads before the Ulster Grand Prix, and his management team believe that Armoy would be a good run for him and help him to get some miles under his belt,” he added.

“As we all know he had to sit out some of the TT due to a hand injury and he lost a few days' good road racing.

“I'm very happy that they are coming along to our great wee national road race, here in Armoy.”

The news is a significant boost for road racing at national level at a time when poor grids at the recent Mid-Antrim 150 and Bush road races coupled with inclement weather put a dampener on both events.

Practice for the Armoy meeting takes places on Friday, July 27 with race day on Saturday, July 28.



Related Pictures

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Tyco Suzuki`s Conor Cummins at Ballaugh Bridge during Isle of Man TT practice
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Derek Sheils in action at the Walderstown road races.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.

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bigphil sp1 - Unregistered

June 28, 2012 6:50 PM

Armoy and district produced some brillant road racers. Two not to be forgotten also are Neill Robinson former British 250cc champion who many thought would have out done Joey's road successes (and infact beat Joey on the roads when he was world champ) and Donny Robinson a former Irish Champion.



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