Road Racing News

Cummins, Johnston Head Padgetts Classic TT Charge

Fresh from chalking up combined four podium finishes at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, the world famous Padgetts Racing team will return to Mountain Course competition from Saturday on wards, for the sixth running of the Classic TT Races.

As at Dundrod, the teams challenge will be lead by Lee Johnston and newly crowned Ulster GP Superbike qualifying record holder, Conor Cummins.

RST Superbike TT runner up Cummins, is set to pilot OWO1 Yamaha machinery in the four lap yesteryear RST Superbike race.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Whilst six times International road race winner Johnston, reunites with the RS 250 Honda, he piloted in Lightweight qualifying at Dundrod.

Three times event winners, there’s no doubt that Clive Padgett’s team has every chance of enjoying another memorable Classic TT voyage.

Consistently touted amongst International road racing’s leading teams, their TT Races CV is nothing short of sensational.

Senior TT champions in 2008, 2010 with John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson, over the past ten years they’ve amassed in total 11 TT victories.

A hugely experienced team, they know what it takes to conquer the Mountain Course, and that knowledge, years of battling for class crowns, will no doubt serve them well again for the latest incarnation of the Classic TT.

Words by Stevie Rial