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Cummins Joins Jackson Racing for Supersport TT

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Conor Cummins will contest the Supersport class of the 2014 Road Racing season with Jackson Racing.

The Manxman, who will ride for Honda in the Superbike and Superstock classes, will compete in the two ‘600’ Races at the Isle of Man TT, along with competing in the Supersport races at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

Cummins has enjoyed success at his home event, particularly in the Supersport class, having taken a spot on the podium in the 2009 event, finishing third. He has also finished third in the 2010 Superstock race, while his best result came in the 2009 Senior TT, finishing in second place.

“I’m really looking forward to representing Jackson Racing in the 2014 season,” said Cummins, who holds the fastest lap from a standing start around the Mountain Course – 131.155mph – which is also the third fastest lap of all time. “What the Jackson family don’t know about road racing isn’t worth knowing. I’ve always enjoyed racing the 600’s and I’m confident that we can challenge for honours in the class.”

Jackson Racing has been a major part of road racing since the 1970s when Alan Jackson, Sr. won three consecutive World Formula Two Championships between 1977 and 1979. He also took four victories at the Isle of Man TT during those three years, while sons Alan, Jr. and Andy continue to keep to the family tradition, with Alan holding the Manx Grand Prix outright lap record he set in 2005 with a speed of 122.208mph.

“Conor is a talented rider who has shown incredible determination to put himself back at the front of the field,” said Alan Jackson, Sr. “He will be one of the frontrunners in every class he competes in and we are delighted to have him on board for the Supersport races where I think he can give a good account of himself.”

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