Cameron Donald renews Norton contract for TT

Cameron  Donald will once again ride the Norton at the Isle of Man TT.

The two time TT winner will compete in the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT races this year, having previously ridden the Norton in 2014.

“After a solid but frustrating 2014, where we made great progress with the bike but didn’t show it’s full potential, we all agreed to keep the team together for 2015,” Donald revealed. “Norton have pushed hard within the factory over winter. Their engineering department have made many changes to SG3. With the enthusiasm and experience of the Norton team behind me and ex TT winners such as Mick Grant and Steve Plater involved again, we’re all looking forward to a great TT. Norton is synonymous with the Isle of Man TT and I can’t wait to ride the newly developed SG3 round the Mountain Course.”

Donald has two wins to his name at the TT along with nine further podiums. He has previously raced for the likes of Wilson Craig and TAS Racing. As part of his deal he will be allowed to race in another class with another team to remain race fit and to get more track time. He scaled back his road racing in 2014, racing only at the Isle of Man TT and also racing as part of Team Australia at the Phillip Island Classic. He had been due to race at the Classic TT last year as well but he sustained an injury which put him out of commission.

“Cameron did a great job for us last year, both in riding talent and development work with the factory,” Norton Motorcycles CEO Stuart Garner commented. “The continuity a further year with the identical team cannot be underestimated. It’s a huge ask to build a bike from scratch to compete against the world’s best road racers, the world’s best bikes at the world’s toughest race! To do this we need world-class talent and in Cameron we have this. We also get a great brand ambassador for Norton, his support, feedback and presence within the team are hugely important to us, both as a company and a race team.”

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