Manxies will rejoice to the news that local-man Conor Cummins has been declared fit enough to race in Friday’s Senior TT at the 2012 Isle of Man TT. Caught in a crash during the North West 200 with Gary Johnson, Cummins has been on the sidelines of the Isle of Man TT fortnight with an injury to his right hand. The Tyco Suzuki rider’s appearance at the blue ribbon race will be a boon to the BSB team, as so far Cummins’ teammate Guy Martin has been unable to put the Suzukis on the podium.
Though Cummins had circulated during some of the practice sessions, Cummins has sat out all of the solo races thus far at the TT, much to the disappoint of his home crowd. Spending some time in a hyperbaric chamber and doing some physiotherapy, Cummins has been able to heal enough over the past week in order to salvage his Isle of Man TT outing, and put down a 125 mph lap during the Senior TT qualifying.
“Yeah that was a good,” said the Manxman. “The sun was horrendous right out through to Glen Helen and it was damp as well. It was great not having to think about it too much; it was the first time I’ve been on the bike since the NW200 where everything just came naturally. I also got stuck behind another rider right out to Crosby and bearing in mind I haven’t been on a bike for a week – yeah it’s very positive. You can’t beat being in a racing situation and that’s what I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I woke up this morning and the hand is so much better and for the first time I can actually see the bones as the swelling has gone down so much.”
“It has been a long week not racing and I have been frustrated, but I’ve been here before and I know what it’s like to deal with being injured and having problems,” continued Cummins. “I’ve just been a team player this week and done what I can to promote Suzuki, Tyco and all the sponsors involved. Now it’s time for me to get a run out and put on a good show for all the loyal team and personal sponsors. I just hope I can get a decent result, but it’s all down to the weather now.”
Source: Suzuki-Racing; Photo: © 2012 Daniel Lo / Corner Speed Photo – All Rights Reserved