Connor Cummins signs for Suzuki

Manxman back to full fitness

CONOR Cummins has signed for Northern Ireland’s TAS Racing for the 2012 international road racing season. The Manxman will ride Tyco Suzuki machinery in the Isle of Man TT Races as well as the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

Despite his high-speed, much publicised accident at the Verandah during the Senior TT in 2010, the ‘Ramsey Rocket’ is now fighting fit and looking forward to a new pure roads season. He battled back from career threatening injuries to compete in the 2011 TT Races and achieved a notable sixth place in the Monster Energy Supersport Race 2.

Cummins, 25, has recorded the Mountain Course’s fastest ever standing start lap -131.511 mph - which he achieved in the 2010 Superbike race. He is also a former winner of the Ulster Grand Prix and was the world’s fastest road racer in 2009 with a lap of 133.284, which he clocked at the same meeting.

Commenting on the deal Conor said:

“This is the ride I’ve been wanting for three or four years. I’m thrilled to have been given the chance to ride for a factory-supported team in Tyco Suzuki and to be working with the boys at TAS Racing. I’ve been training hard with gym sessions and out on the pushbike over the winter, so I’m relishing the thought of getting aboard the big GSX-R1000 Superbike in testing. I’d say I’m not far off being as fit as I ever was and having been over to the workshop to meet the boys in Northern Ireland and have a look at the bikes – April can’t come quick enough to get racing ”