International roads front runners James Hillier, Conor Cummins are both making much anticipated returns to competitive action at this weekend’s BSB Cadwell Park meeting.
Largely absent from racing since tackling in May the Andalucia Endurance rally, 2013 Lightweight TT winner James Hillier, Cadwell Park expedition, has arisen due to a specific set of circumstances.
During yesterday’s BSB test session, Rich Energy OMG Racing team mate Kyle Ryde was involved within an incident which resulted in a broken heel for ‘Youth’.
The Rich Energy OMG squad then made the decision to draft in 14 times TT podium finisher Hillier, for Friday, Saturday, Sunday’s competition.
26th quickest in today’s opening timed practice session, it’s good to see the Ringwood racer back competing aboard 1000cc machinery.
Same applies to fastest Manx racer in TT history Conor Cummins. Racing for long term suitors Padgetts Racing,
Cummins first race stint of 2021 sees him sample this weekend the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 races.
26th quickest, fourth most rapid Honda pilot from this morning’s first practice session, I’m sure various pure road racing insiders will be keeping one eye on his progress.
We’ve got to mention as well that Cummins should have had quite the competitive team mate this weekend.
Davey Todd was due to compete like Cummins in the Milenco-Padgetts colours before announcing that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Photo credit: Mark Corlett
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