Conor Cummins joins Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Padgetts Honda has announced that Conor Cummins will ride for the Batley based outfit on Valvoline by Padgetts liveried bikes at the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. He will compete for the team in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races and the RL360 Quantum Superstock class.
The Manxman will continue to campaign his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP in the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT races with the Honda Racing factory team.
Team manager Clive Padgett knew the Manxman would be a good fit with the team:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Conor on board, when it looked like it might come about I didn’t have to think twice. He’s the perfect addition to the team. We’re currently building his bikes and look forward to getting to the TT.”
Conor Cummins said:
“I’ve known Clive Padgett for many years. He actually sold me my first ever race bike, a second hand RS125 and I’ve always been impressed with the way that the team prepares the bikes. They have a record that’s second to none around the Isle of Man. I’m really excited about representing the team and it will be a real honour to ride in the famous team colours.”
Of the last 39 TT races that the team has started around the Mountain Course they have finished in the top four on no less than 33 occasions and of those 27 were podium places with 11 wins. The team is probably most well known for Ian Hutchinson’s five wins in a week in 2010. The team has also secured numerous lap and race records including Bruce Anstey’s RST Superbike win in 2015 in a record winning time of 128.749mph (1:45.29.902).
Honda (Europe) team management made the decision to balance the rider line-up within their two partner teams with Jackson Honda Racing focused on John McGuinness and Steve Mercer and Padgetts Honda focusing on Bruce Anstey and Conor Cummins.
Tickets are now on sale and selling fast for the 2016 TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. There is very limited availability for the Glencrutchery Road Grandstand race day tickets but there are still TT Fan Zone Grandstand tickets available at Ballacrye, Creg Ny Baa and Nobles Park during qualifying and race days. Grandstand tickets are also available by purchasing VIP or Platinum Hospitality tickets. All tickets are available from www.iomtt.comor by phoning 00 44 (0)1624 640000.