Cummins on his 2010 Kawasaki rides
TT & road races
22 January 2010 09:15
McAdoo Kawasaki Racing’s Conor Cummins is ready and raring to go in 2010 having re-signed for the Cookstown-based official Kawasaki UK road racing team.
Cummins has put pen to paper on a new deal to continue racing for McAdoo Kawasaki on the open roads, as well as signing for the Black Horse Kawasaki Superstock team to compete at BSB level.
He said: “I’m really up for this season - I can’t wait to get started. I’m delighted to become a full-time Kawasaki rider in 2010 and race for the official Kawasaki roads and Superstock teams.
“The ZX-10R and ZX-6R bikes are superb and I’m confident they’re the bikes to have both on the roads and circuits. They make great power and handle like a dream, particularly on the Pirelli tyres.”
Cummins’ impressive 2009 included two TT podiums, becoming only the third rider in history to record an official 130+mph TT lap, an outright lap record at the Southern 100, a world record lap of 133.28mph at Dundrod where he won two Superbike races, and most recently, runner-up at the Macau GP, pushing Stuart Easton all the way to the flag.
Team owner Winston McAdoo is eager to get going too “We’re all delighted to keep Conor on board for another season.
"He’s a terrific rider and a real gentleman so we were mega keen to get his signature for 2010. I really think he’s going to be hard to beat this season at any of the international meetings although you can never make predictions in racing.
“Conor is so young compared to his rivals. At just 23 years old he’s giving away eight or nine years in experience at least but he’s learning all the time and can only get faster.
"We’ve invested heavily over the winter in terms of bike development and the guys at Race Techniques are confident of further progress to what were already competitive Kawasaki machines.
"We’ve had great trade support too including some new sponsorship from DC Chains and Afam Sprockets, and are delighted to continue our partnership with Pirelli tyres.”