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Conor Cummins teams up with SMR for roads

'I feel that with the experience and equipment Milwaukee Yamaha have, I will be in a position to challenge for big bike wins not only at my home event, the TT, but in the other internationals as well' - Conor Cummins
Conor Cummins has decribed his deal to join Shaun Muir's British Superbike Championship Milwaukee Yamaha team as a “fantastic opportunity”.

The 26-year-old from Ramsey completes Muir's roads line-up for 2013 with Northern Ireland's William Dunlop, who was confirmed in the team last month.

Cummins will contest the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix plus the Southern 100.

He also has the option of returning to the Macau Grand Prix next November.

Cummins, back to full fitness after a life-threatening accident at the TT in 2010, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I can't thank Shaun Muir and his team enough for the chance to join a championship-winning outfit.

“I feel that with the experience and equipment Milwaukee Yamaha have, I will be in a position to challenge for big bike wins not only at my home event, the TT, but in the other internationals as well.

“In the past, I have been very close to it but I now I see a clear way forward and my sights are firmly set on the podium, starting with the North West 200 in May.”

Team principal Muir added: “With Ian Hutchinson still on the sidelines, I needed to find someone capable of pushing William right from the word go.

“Conor is experienced, fast and has a huge will to win, so we are expecting great things from both in 2013.”



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Conor Cummins has joined Milwaukee Yamaha for 2013
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Robbin Harms and Isle of Man TT rider liaison officer Richard Quayle on the TT circuit
William and Michael Dunlop in action at the North West 200

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fireblade - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 7:43 PM

poopshoot.cant wait to tt till you eat your words.this will be connors first season fit since big smash and i believe connor was on verge of being the best road racer at the time of his crash best of luck to him just a pity hes not on a honda

calbear13

December 20, 2012 12:44 AM

Don't know why TAS was worried with the publicity stunt that is Josh Brookes so much. Cummins is a full scheduled road rider who still has pace but hasn't had a healthy season since the crash at the Verandah in 2010. The incident at the NW200 this year wasn't his fault and he's shown more guts than I ever could through all of it. I'm a Suzuki guy but good luck to him next to William.



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