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Tyco Suzuki star Cummins makes presence felt at Dundrod

'It's only day one and there's plenty more to come, but pole position on the Superbike is not a bad way to start' - Conor Cummins
Conor Cummins has vowed there's 'plenty more to come' after setting the fastest lap during opening Superbike practice at the Ulster Grand Prix.

The Ramsey rider will start today's Dundrod 150 Superbike race - part of the Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week schedule - from pole position after lapping at an average speed of 129.429mph on his GSX-R1000.

Cummins is a former outright lap record holder at the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit, lapping at an average speed of 133.284mph in 2009 on his way to victory in the Dundrod 150 Superbike race.

The current lap record belongs to Kiwi Bruce Anstey, who managed a staggering 133.977mph in 2010.

Cummins has battled back to fitness following a horror crash at the Isle of Man TT two years ago and a further setback this season when he injured his wrist at the North West 200.

Now back to his best form, a delighted Cummins said: "Today was absolutely mint. I love the Dundrod circuit and I've been looking forward to coming here all year with the Tyco Suzuki boys.

"It's only day one and there's plenty more to come, but pole position on the Superbike is not a bad way to start.

"I've always said it's the class to perform in but we wont get carried away," he added.

"The top five are covered by a second, so with great weather forecast for Thursday, the Dundrod 150 could turn into an epic.”

Cummins' rivals in today's Dundrod 150 Superbike race include his Tyco team-mate Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop, Gary Johnson, Bruce Anstey and William Dunlop.

Related Pictures

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Tyco Suzuki`s Conor Cummins at Ballaugh Bridge during Isle of Man TT practice
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.
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.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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