Southern 100 Guy Martin

Southern 100 Guy Martin

Tyco Suzuki riders Guy Martin and Conor Cummins returned eight podiums and a fastest lap at this week’s Southern 100 races.

And for Cummins, it was exactly what he needed after the disappointment of missing the Isle of Man TT through injury.

The local boy eased any concerns that he’d struggle to get back to his best, as he notched five podiums and a fastest lap in the Radcliffe 600cc race.

He said, “It was great to be back racing and more importantly great to be back mixing it at the sharp end.

“I have no complaints; both bikes were flying and I really enjoyed the scraps with Michael [Dunlop] and the other boys. It sets me up well now for the Armoy Road Race in a couple of weeks’ time.

“Thanks to the Tyco Suzuki boys for a huge effort this week and all my personal sponsors for their support.”

Guy Martin also took podiums in all of his races, finishing second in the 1000cc classes.

The Lincolnshire man was disappointed to miss out on the top step, but again proved the pace is there as the final international of the season approaches at Dundrod, for the Ulster Grand Prix in just over three weeks’ time.

Southern 100 Conor Cummins

Southern 100 Conor Cummins

Martin said, “First is first and second is nowhere… isn’t that what they say?

“But great meeting. Best meeting of the year as it always is and the boys did a great job, but we were just losing out in one particular area.

“We know what it is and I’m sure we can iron-it-out before the Ulster GP.”

Philip Neill, Team Manager, added, “We always enjoy being part of such a friendly race at the Southern 100.

“It was very pleasing to see Conor back at the sharp end in his first competitive ride since his hand injury at the North West 200. He took a fastest lap and a couple of strong second places which proves the pedigree of the big man and the Suzuki package.

“He rode the GSX-R1000 Superbike very well also, on only his second outing on it.

“Guy is always very competitive at the Southern and his results were also impressive, but unfortunately we just didn’t have what it needed to beat Michael Dunlop this week, but fair play to the lad, he rode very well.

“On a positive note we have another road racing outing coming up at Armoy before the final major of the season at the Ulster Grand Prix.

“We already know the GSX-R machinery is more than capable of winning around Dundrod and both Guy and Conor have strong records there.”

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