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Conor Cummins PDF Print E-mail

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Isle of Man racer Conor Cummins, a Macau regular, suffered horrific injuries to his left arm and leg in a crash on the classic Isle of Man TT in 2010 (YouTube: conorcummins IOM TT Crash).  After many months of both surgery and physiotherapy, Cummins eventually felt fit enough to get back on a bike.
Prior to that, it was in 2009 that Conor Cummins finished second to Stuart Easton in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, but this year is perhaps his biggest opportunity to get on the top step of the podium. This year he has been paired with veteran bike racer, 42-year-old John McGuinness, both riding Honda machines.
McGuinness is himself an Isle of Man legend and lap record holder.  In 2013 McGuinness clinched his 20th win and 41st podium in the Senior TT.
“I’m really glad to stay with Honda,” said McGuinness at the beginning of the season.  “The team is like a family to me and it’s important that I have support that I know I can rely on 100 per cent.” McGuinness added: “It’s great news that Conor is joining the team.”
John McGuinness won the Macau classic in 2001 and has finished second a number of times.  This will be his 17th start in Macau. The career-threatening crash in the 2010 TT has done nothing to dampen 28-year-old Cummins’ ambition as he aims to come back fighting for a win in Macau.
“I have been thrilled to be with Honda this season,” said Conor.  “Riding for a team like Honda has been something I’ve been aiming at for my whole career, so for me this was a huge deal.  The team has so much experience and I just want to make the most of the opportunity I’ve been given.”

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