Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 30 Mar 2016
Australian TT star Cameron Donald has defected from the Norton factory race team and will be re-united with the Wilson Craig Honda squad for the 2016 Isle of Man TT.
Donald struggled with an abundance of technical issues during his two campaigns with the Donington-based manufacturer and will now move back to the team with whom he took three consecutive superbike TT podiums in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The news comes as TT organisers reveal the start numbers for the 2016 RST Superbike TT, with Donald bumped up to the number 11 spot from number 19 last year on the booming Norton V4.
Explaining his decision to switch, Donald is adamant he can still win TT races: “I’ve signed with Wilson to race at the front of the superbike field. He’s always prepared great bikes for me and I’m really comfortable with the team and see Wilson as a friend. I know that I can still win races on the Isle of Man and riding for Wilson Craig Racing will give me every chance to have a go at the top sport in the big bike class as well as the other races.”
Donald will also campaign Honda machinery in the Royal London 360 Superstock and two Monster Energy Supersport races.
Dave Johnson now looks to be Norton’s sole rider for the Superbike and Senior TTs.