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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.



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Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
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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

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