Cameron Donald will ride a Norton at this year’s Isle of Man TT, it has been revealed. The two time TT winner has signed a three year contract with the team, and will contest the Dainese Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT races for them.
Norton’s last Isle of Man TT victory came back in 1992 when Steve Hislop won the Senior Race. The British team have demonstrated their determination to be competitive once again by acquiring the services of Mick Grant and Steve Plater. Both experienced riders will be assisting development and progress of the bike as well as assisting with rider management. Grant rode for Norton some 40 years ago and with seven TT victories under his belt, knows how to get the job done. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with a brand of huge racing heritage,” he said when the signing was announced earlier this year. “To work with a team that has so much passion and enthusiasm is great, this is the key to a successful team.”
For popular Aussie rider Cameron Donald, it is a change after three years of riding for Northern Irish team Wilson Craig Racing. With two wins – both in 2008 – and ten podiums at the TT, he certainly knows his way around the mountain course and is relishing the opportunity to race there with Norton. “When Norton began talking to me about their plans for TT 2014, I knew it was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss,” he revealed. “With the enthusiasm and experience of the Norton team behind me and ex TT winners such as Mick Grant and Steve Plater now involved, this is sure to be an exciting year. Norton is synonymous with the Isle of Man TT and I can’t wait to ride the SG3 round the Mountain Course and add to their Isle of Man history.”