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Cummins Leads Manx Challenge at NW200

Ramsey Rocket Conor Cummins is making his road racing debut for the Tyco Suzuki team at the North West 200.

In today's opening practice session he was 11th quickest in the Superbike class.

Conor is part of a three man squad in Northern Ireland as Alastair Seeley joins regular team-mate Guy Martin.

Seeley was fastest ahead of John McGuinness, William Dunlop, Guy Martin, Martin Jessop (who was clocked at 208mph at the speed-trap) and the returning Ian Hutchinson.

Conor is without a 600cc ride and failed to qualify his Superstock bike.

Dan Kneen is 23rd in the Superbikes, 12th in the Supersports and 16th in the Superstocks.

Other Manxies involved - Dave Madsen-Mygdal is 43rd in the Superbikes and 22nd in the Supertwins, Mark Madsen-Mygdal 35th in the Supersport, John Barton is 19th in the Supertwins with Billy Cummins in 29th place.

Leaders in the four classes:-
Superbike - Alastair Seeley - 120.689mph
Supersport - Alastair Seeley - 113.242mph
Superstock - Ryan Farquhar - 117.552mph
Supertwin - Adrian Archibald - 104.357mph

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