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Jackson confirms McGuinness, Cummins deal

Jackson Racing to run official Honda riders John McGuinness and Conor Cummins in Supersport, Superstock and EWC competition.
In addition to their Superbike commitments for Honda Racing, John McGuinness and Conor Cummins will also compete in Supersport, Superstock and World Endurance with Jackson Racing.

21 time TT race winner McGuinness joins the team for the first time and will be armed with a CBR600RR for the Monster Energy Supersport races at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 events joining Cummins, who had a strong debut campaign with the Preston-based outfit in 2014.

Cummins will also enjoy the backing of the squad in the RL360 Superstock race for the first time where he'll line up on a CBR1000RR SP. The 28-year old will also contest the Supersport and Superstock races at the Ulster Grand Prix, the third of the 'big three' International road races.

Jackson Racing will also make their debut in the Endurance World Championship, contesting the Superstock class. Again using the Honda CBR1000RR SP, McGuinness and Cummins will be joined by Dan Stewart, the 2012 TT Privateer's Champion.

Both McGuinness and Cummins have prior experience in the EWC with 42-year old McGuinness riding for Honda TT Legends from 2011 to 2013, scoring a best position of fourth overall, while 28-year old Cummins has previously competed in both the Le Mans and Bol d'Or 24 Hour races.

Jackson Racing, meanwhile, has a wealth of experience within the motorcycling paddocks, dating back to the 1970s when Alan Jackson senior won three consecutive World Formula Two Championships between 1977-79, also taking three victories at the Isle of Man TT during that period.

Sons Alan junior and Andy continued the dynasty, Alan setting the outright lap record at the Manx Grand Prix in 2005 with a speed of 122.208mph, a record that still stands today. The team has supported the careers of road racing stars including Ian Lougher, James Hillier, Steve Mercer and American Mark Miller.

Tagged as: McGuinness , cummins , tt

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January 08, 2015 1:16 AM

Not for padgetts? I think McPint doing the World Endurance is a good sign, he was a lot sharper the last time he did it in 2012 with Legends. I still fancy him if he's fit to beat anybody in the F1 and Senior.

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