Conor Cum­mins

Age 30 Best re­sult 2nd Fastest lap 131.767mph

Motorcycle News (UK) - - TT 2017 PREVIEW -

An­stey has been joined in the Padgett’s squad by Conor Cum­mins. The Manx­man made the switch from the Honda Rac­ing squad after the ar­rival of Guy Martin but the rider on whom the whole of the Isle of Man has pinned their hopes to win a Se­nior TT suf­fered an un­for­tu­nate start to his new job. The 30-year-old crashed his su­per­stock spec Fire­blade at Don­ing­ton BSB last month and re­quired surgery on a bro­ken bone in his throt­tle hand.

Cum­mins elected to sit out the NW200 and has been re­cu­per­at­ing in the Is­land’s hy­per­baric cham­ber.

“I was disappointed not to have had a run at the North West but it was bet­ter not to dis­rupt the heal­ing process,” he ex­plained.

Cum­mins, the first rider to lap the TT at 131mph from a stand­ing start, will ride a 2016-spec Fire­blade in the Su­per­bike and Se­nior races.

Cum­mins ap­proaches the Goose­neck in last year’s Su­per­sport TT

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