Cummins gets off to winning start in UGP
Manxman Conor Cummins claimed the big opening win of the MCE Ulster Grand Prix yesterday as he sped to victory in the Supersport race at Dundrod.
In an afternoon blighted by a heavy rain showers that resulted in the race being red flagged and restarted, Cummins, on a wet, but drying road, led home local rider Adam McLean on the McAdoo Kawasaki and pre-race favourite Dean Harrison.
For Cummins, this was his first UGP victory since 2009. He said afterwards: "It wasn't ideal conditions out there, half wet, half dry, but the Padgetts Honda never missed a beat and it is a terrific feeling to stand on the top step here at Dundrod once again and I dedicate this to my ill team mate Bruce Anstey."
McLean, from Tobermore, went on to record his first Dundrod victory in the Supertwin race with a lights to flag victory, which he dedicated to the memory of his former team-mate James Cowton who lost his life in an accident at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man last month.