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Ulster Grand Prix: Cummins itching for blast on Milwaukee 'missile'

'I'm looking forward to Dundrod as it's a circuit that I've had success on in the past and I firmly believe it will suit the R1' - Conor Cummins
Manx rider Conor Cummins expects the fast, flowing nature of the Dundrod circuit to be a perfect match for the Milwaukee Yamaha R1 at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Cummins is a former holder of the outright lap record at the seven-mile circuit – the fastest road race in the world – and tuned up for the international showpiece this weekend with a recent test at Cadwell Park followed by a run out at the Armoy road races in Northern Ireland.

He missed his home meeting at the Southern 100 in July as Shaun Muir's team opted to skip the event at Billown, but Cummins is relishing the chance to return to action this weekend.

“It was great to get some bike time again on the Milwaukee Yamaha machinery at Armoy and also at the Cadwell test, and I had a bike across in the Isle of Man to have 'a play on' at Jurby,” he said.

“I'm looking forward to Dundrod as it's a circuit that I've had success on in the past and I firmly believe it will suit the R1 as it's a missile.”

Cummins finished on the podium in the Superbike and Supersport classes at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2012 and will be determined to challenge for the top three once more as riders stake their claim for a new contract in 2014.

Padgett's HM Plant Honda star Bruce Anstey holds the outright lap record at Dundrod at 133.977mph, which he set during his final race for the TAS Suzuki team in 2010 on his way to victory in the second Superbike race.

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Conor Cummins, Milwaukee Yamaha
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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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