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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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