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Conor Cummins: Manx rider sticking with Padgett's for Isle of Man TT and North West 200

Manxman Conor Cummins says he and his team will be "throwing the kitchen sink" at the 2024 racing season.

The Ramsey-based rider will again compete for the Milenco by Padgett's Motorcycles team at the Isle of Man TT races and North West 200.

The 37-year-old has notched up 12 podium finishes at the TT since making his debut in 2006, half of which have come during his time with Padgett's.

"I know what I want to do and that's win," Cummins said.

The racer set a personal best lap speed of 133.116mph at his home event in the second Superstock race at the 2022 event, securing second place on the podium.

That feat made the Manxman the fourth fastest rider in history around the 37.7-mile (60km) TT Mountain Course behind Peter Hickman, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison.

His 2023 participation was hindered by illness, causing Cummins to spend a short spell in hospital and miss half of practice week.

For the 2024 event, he is set to compete on Honda machinery in the Senior, Superbike, Superstock and Supersport TT races.

"I've taken my time over the off-season to understand what I wanted to achieve in the year ahead and now that all the pieces of the jigsaw are in place, I'm delighted to be staying with the Milenco by Padgett's Motorcycles team," Cummins said.

He added that after last year's difficulties he was "keen to get back racing and push for wins in 2024".

"I've had a bit of a reset, analysing everything both on and off track, and I want to go racing properly and be committed to try to win races with the TT being at the top of the list," Cummins added.

He will be joined on the team for the event by 16-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson, who last raced full-time for Yorkshire-based Padgett's 12 years ago.

Cummins believes the combination means the team are "in an extremely strong position" as a whole.

"I'm not here to make the numbers up and I'm determined to have my best season in racing, not just at the TT but at every circuit," he added.

The Manxman also plans to contest several rounds of the British Championship with the team in 2024.

The 2024 North West 200 takes place from 6 to 11 May, with the Isle of Man TT races set to follow shortly afterwards from 27 May to 8 June.