Honda Racing’s Conor Cummins placed his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP second in yesterday’s Dundrod 150 Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Dubbed ‘the world’s fastest road race’ the 2015 Ulster GP kicked off with practice starting on Wednesday 5 August, which saw Cummins from Ramsey on the Isle of Man record the second fastest time on the CBR with an 115.459mph lap – the session was untimed due to wet weather.

On Thursday Superbike qualifying took place in the afternoon after a day of delays due to a number of red flags in other sessions, with the ‘Ramsey Rocket’ qualifying in 11th place.

A good start off the line saw Cummins, 29, and his CBR machine move into sixth place and by lap three he was third. On the final lap race leader Guy Martin crashed out unhurt and Cummins moved into second place.

The race was red flagged following Martin’s highside and Cummins was confirmed in second place, behind race winner Bruce Anstey, also on CBR machinery with Padgetts Honda.

The final two Superbike races of the meeting will take place on Saturday 8 August.

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Conor Cummins

Conor Cummins

I’m really happy with the result last night after we had a tricky qualifying session. It was hard to get a clear lap and we were in and out making changes during the session as I have never ridden the CBR round here so spent time getting a good setting in the time we had. I wasn’t overjoyed with qualifying and starting from 11th but that’s how the session went. I knew that for the race I had to focus and get a good start off the line, which I did and made up six places, I know the CBR’s strong so getting a good start was key. The pace was fast during the race and I did the best job I could and tried to stay with the lead group. I’m really happy with my riding, the lap speeds were good and the Honda was superb, we collected lots of data for the two Superbike races on Saturday and I can’t wait to get back out there! It was unfortunate and you never want a race to finish on a red flag, I hope that Guy is OK.

Honda Racing
Neil Tuxworth

Neil Tuxworth

Team Manager

The first Superbike race at the Ulster has been good for Honda with Conor second for Honda Racing, Bruce Anstey taking the win and Dan Kneen in fourth both riding for Padgetts Honda. It was a long day for everyone with the delays to the schedule and the race ended up being quite late in the day. Conor started from 11th on the grid, but got a good start and by the end of the first lap was running sixth. For Conor finishing second in the first race puts us in a good position going into Saturday’s two Superbike races and we hope we can bring home more silverware.

Honda Racing
Ulster Grand Prix

Ulster, Ireland

Road Racing 2015

Cloudy
Thursday 6 Aug 2015, 20:04 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bruce Anstey 2 Padgetts Honda Honda 13:28.918
2 Conor Cummins Honda Racing Honda +4.779
3 Peter Hickman 60 Briggs Equipment BMW BMW +5.361
4 Dan Kneen 15 Padgetts Honda Honda +12.127
5 Keith Amor 24 Rig Deluge Road Racing BMW +13.425
6 William Dunlop 6 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW +13.798
7 Dean Harrison 2 Mar-Train Racing Yamaha +13.973
8 Ivan Lintin 15 RC Express Racing Kawasaki +14.419
9 Russ Mountford 66 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki +16.947
10 Seamus Elliott 97 Wilson Craig Racing Honda +31.623
Cloudy
Thursday 6 Aug 2015, 17:51 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Guy Martin 4 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW 3:21.489
2 Bruce Anstey 2 Padgetts Honda Honda +0.269
3 Ian Hutchinson 9 PBM Kawasaki Kawasaki +0.407
4 Peter Hickman 60 Briggs Equipment BMW BMW +0.454
5 Lee Johnson 13 ECR/Burdens BMW +1.460
6 William Dunlop 6 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW +1.497
7 Michael Dunlop 1 Buildbase BMW Motorrad BMW +2.275
8 Dean Harrison 2 Mar-Train Racing Yamaha +2.356
9 Keith Amor 24 Rig Deluge Road Racing BMW +2.384
10 Dan Kneen 15 Padgetts Honda Honda +2.405
11 Conor Cummins Honda Racing Honda +3.608
Rain
Wednesday 5 Aug 2015, 16:31 UTC
  • Track Condition: Wet
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Guy Martin 4 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW 3:49.447
2 Conor Cummins Honda Racing Honda +1.318
3 William Dunlop 6 Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing BMW +2.990
4 Russ Mountford 66 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki +3.541
5 Ian Hutchinson 9 PBM Kawasaki PBM +3.973
6 Keith Amor 24 Rig Deluge Road Racing BMW +4.044
7 Ivan Lintin 15 RC Express Racing Kawasaki +4.377
8 Dan Kneen 15 Padgetts Honda Honda +5.358
9 Dean Harrison 2 Mar-Train Yamaha Yamaha +5.464
10 Derek Sheils 51 BikeBitsNI Racing Kawasaki +6.133
11 Bruce Anstey 2 Padgetts Honda Honda +6.039