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Conor Cummins joins Jackson Racing for Supersport class

'I've always enjoyed racing the 600s and I'm confident that we can challenge for honours in the class' - Conor Cummins
Isle of Man TT star Conor Cummins has finalised his plans for the iconic Mountain Course races this summer after agreeing a deal with Jackson Racing for the Supersport races.

Cummins, from Ramsey on the island, will ride a CBR600RR Honda in both Monster Energy Supersport events.

“I'm really looking forward to representing Jackson Racing in the 2014 season,” Cummins said. “What the Jackson family don't know about road racing isn't worth knowing.

“I've always enjoyed racing the 600s and I'm confident that we can challenge for honours in the class.”

Cummins is part of the official Honda Motor Europe road racing team along with John McGuinness for the Superbike races at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT in 2014.

He will also ride a Honda in the Superstock class for the RAF Reserves team along with Simon Andrews, who is returning to the MCE British Superbike Championship with the outfit this season.

Cummins Supersport campaign is also backed by Solway Slate & Tile, W.A. Corless, CMS and Motul Oil and the Manx rider will compete at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

Jackson Racing has been a continuous presence in motorcycling paddocks since the 1970s when Alan Jackson Senior won three consecutive World Formula Two Championships between 1977 and 1979, also taking four victories at the Isle of Man TT during that period.

Sons Alan Junior and Andy continued the racing dynasty with Alan setting the Manx Grand Prix outright lap record of 122.208mph in 2005 - a record that still stands today.

Cummins has the fastest ever standing start Mountain Course lap at 131.511mph, which he set in the 2010 Dainese Superbike TT, to claim the third fastest lap of all time.

His four TT podiums include third place in last year's bikesocial.co.uk Lightweight TT plus third in the 2009 Supersport race, his highest finish in the class, and third in the 2010 Superstock event.

Cummins best result at the TT is second place in the 2009 Senior.



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Conor Cummins
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Sidecar crew Ian and Carl Bell
Andrew Soar.
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW in the Senior TT.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop and Daley Mathison were the top three in the SES TT Zero race.
Bruce Anstey won the SES TT Zero race on the Mugen.
Ian Hutchinson o the Team Traction Control Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha in the second Monster Energy Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on his Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Street Sweep Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT.
James Hillier on the Muc-Off Quattro Plant Kawasaki.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Paul Shoesmith was killed in a crash during a practice lap for the Isle of Man TT.
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at Ballacrye

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