Isle of Man TT star Conor Cummins has made his return from injury and declared himself ‘really happy’.
The Ramsey racer, who is planning to once again contest the TT with McAdoo Kawasaki Racing, suffered extensive leg, arm and back injuries in a high speed crash during the 2010 Senior TT.
He underwent a series of operations, a long period of recuperation and has been working on his fitness with a keen eye on returning to racing as soon as possible.
At last week’s test session at Cartagena, Spain, the TT Superbike lap record holder returned to a race bike for the first time since his crash.
He took to the track with the Blackhorse Kawasaki team, which he is scheduled to ride for in the British 1000cc Superstock Championship this year.
Afterwards he said his injuries had presented no problems and he was happy to be back on track.
“It is awesome being back on the bike and it feels great.”
“It has been the first time back on a bike here and it still feels the same as any other test.”
“I have been getting back into it and just been making minor changes, but everything is feeling positive and I don’t seem to be struggling because of the previous injuries so I am really happy.”
Cummins was also enthusiastic about his first impressions of the new 2011 ZX-10R, describing it as a ‘real step forward’.
McAdoo, which has confirmed continued support from energy drink giant Monster Energy, is now looking forward to the 2011 season with ‘genuine excitement’ a spokesman said.