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Top Ten Road Racers Of 2019: No.7 Conor Cummins

Finishing seventh in Road Racing News top ten riders of the 2019 roads season is, ten times TT podium finisher, Milenco by Padgetts Conor Cummins.

Enjoying another impressive year of International roads competition, Manx hero Cummins has excelled and some again on the immaculately prepared Padgetts Honda’s.

A multi rostrum finisher at the North West 200, Cummins 14th TT Races campaign also yielded high calibre moments a plenty.

Third within the RST Superbike race, he placed respectively 6th, 5th, 4th within the Monster Energy Supersport, Royal London 360 Superstock races.

Race week concluded with a fourth successive big bike TT rostrum finish, after securing a hard earned third place finish in the blue riband Dunlop Senior race, along the way setting a new personal best lap speed of 132.610 mph.

Cummins new PB lap speed is made all the more impressive given the sheer lack of track time, that racers gained throughout the largely inclement weather interrupted TT 2019.

Following his TT 2018 exploits, it wasn’t until August till he was back in roads action for the hugely popular FonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Showcasing accomplished form throughout the practice, qualifying sessions, the record breaking Circle K/Airport Road Service Station Superbike race saw Cummins lead the Honda challenge, finishing a solid third just over three seconds behind Senior TT winner Dean Harrison.

Race day at Dundrod would see the Ramsey racer enjoy multiple trips to the podium, claiming no less than four top three finishes including third place finishes within the remaining Superbike encounters.

After Ulster GP competition, attentions returned to the Mountain Course for Cummins, as he sampled the growing in popularity Classic TT meet.

Piloting again the exotic, great sounding YZR 500 Yamaha steed, he went onto finish lead Yamaha runner in the four lap yesteryear Superbike race stint, finishing a very creditable fourth.

Hugely respected, Manx star Cummins has reminded everyone in recent years about his renowned rapid turn of pace, which makes one of the fastest International Road Racers of his generation.

Words by Stevie Rial

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