Conor Cummins has confirmed who he will be racing for in the Supersport and Superstock classes at the major international road races this season.
In addition to riding a Honda factory-supplied Superbike, the Ramsey Rocket has now signed with Jackson Racing for his Supersport campaign and the RAF Reserves Honda team in the Superstock class. The latter will also include a full campaign in the BSB Supersport series.
The new 600cc Honda that he will race at the TT, North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and other events such as the Southern 100 is backed by Solway Slate and Tile, W. A. Corless, CMS and Motul Oil.
Jackson Racing has been a continuous presence in motorcycling paddocks since the 1970s when Alan Jackson Sr won three consecutive World Formula Two championships between 1977 and 1979, also taking four victories at the TT during that period.
Sons Alan Jr and Andy continued the racing dynasty with Alan setting the Manx Grand Prix outright lap record of 122.208mph in 2005 - a record that still stands today.
Alan Jr commented: ‘Conor is a talented rider who has shown incredible determination to put himself back at the front of the field. He will be one of the front runners in every class he competes in and we are delighted to have him onboard for the Supersport races where I think he can give a good account of himself.
‘I’m really looking forward to representing Jackson Racing in the 2014 season,’ said Conor Cummins. ‘What the Jackson family don’t know about road racing isn’t worth knowing. I’ve always enjoyed racing the 600s and I’m confident that we can challenge for honours in the class.’
While Simon Andrews will represent the RAF Reserves Honda team in the full British Superbike Championship, Conor Cummins will contest the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship on the new Honda SP Fireblade.
He will use the same machine on the roads.
‘I feel brilliant and after a couple of years away from racing in the Superstock Championship I want to come back and give a good account of myself,’ commented Conor.
‘In 2010 I was running up the front and getting results, so there is no reason why we can’t be up there again. It is a competitive field and lots of us want to do the business, but I am definitely coming back to really fight for results.’