Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT TT Star Conor Cummins to Ride Dunnell Manx Nortons

TT Star Conor Cummins to Ride Dunnell Manx Nortons

Conor Cummings aboard the Dunnell Manx Norton
Conor Cummings aboard the Dunnell Manx Norton

2013 Isle of Man TT Classic TT Races

TT star Conor Cummins has confirmed Monday that he will contest the inaugural 500cc and 350cc Classic TT Races on board Manx Nortons built and prepared by Tony Dunnell, one of the most respected classic bike builders in the UK.

The Ramsey Rocket was one of the first contemporary TT stars to show his support for the new Classic TT, signing up for the Formula 1 Race where he will ride an XR69 Suzuki for Team Classic Suzuki as team mate to fellow TT star Michael Dunlop. Adding his name to the provisional entry list for the 500cc and 350cc Classic TT Races, the Superbike TT Lap Record Holder’s entry adds further spice to an already mouth watering line up.

Tony Dunnell has a long association with the Isle of Man first as a competitor in the Manx Grand Prix and in later years as a sponsor and entrant. The Classic TT sees Tony return to race on the Isle of Man for the first time since 2009, and he will be providing Conor with the latest specification 500cc and 350cc Manx Nortons along with spare bikes for each class.

Conor Cummins says: “I’ve wanted to support the Classic TT right from the start. I think it is an excellent idea and the interest since it was first announced has been amazing. I’m delighted to have been given the chance by Tony to ride his immaculate bikes, and it’s great to be able to ride in all three races. It’s going to be quite a challenge getting used to all these new bikes, but I’m lucky to have been asked to ride some of the best machines around and I want to reward the support being put in me with some top results.”

Tony Dunnell says: “We have been keen to be involved in the Classic TT since it was originally announced and to be able to do it with a rider of the calibre of Conor Cummins is very exciting. Conor’s talent is unquestionable and we are committed to providing him with the very best bikes we can to match his ability.”

Paul Phillips (TT & Motorsport Development Manager) says: “We are delighted that we now have Conor Cummins confirmed for three races at the Classic TT. He is the Superbike TT Lap Record Holder, the second fastest rider around the Mountain Course ever, a works Yamaha rider and is always a big draw with the fans. We have been talking to Tony Dunnell about taking part for many months and we are really pleased that he is now supporting the event with his immaculate Manx Nortons.”

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