Cameron Donald at the 2010 Isle of Man TT
Cameron Donald at Knockhill
02 July 2010 15:58
Cameron Donald, fresh from his Isle of Man TT Superbike podium on the Relentless by TAS Suzuki in June, will make a welcome return to the British Superbike paddock this weekend riding in the National Superstock class at Knockhill.
Donald last competed in the British series at Oulton Park in 2009, but will use the Scottish round for some added track time on his GSX-R1000 ’stock machine before the Southern 100 Road Races on the Isle of Man (July 12 – 15) and the Adelaide International Kells Road Races on July 17 & 18 in County Meath, Ireland.
Donald said: “I’m really excited about getting over to a BSB round as I still love to get involved in short circuit racing, and I’d like to thank Philip and the team for giving me this opportunity.
“My last outing in the BSB Superstock class was at a wet Oulton Park last year, but I’ve raced at Knockhill before and I like the circuit.
"It’s technical and tricky; a bit like my local circuit at home in Melbourne and more importantly it gives me some extra time on the Superstock Suzuki.
“I’m going to keep it simple this weekend and have some fun, but I’m also here to give it my best shot – so hopefully the weather is kind to us.”
Team Manager Philip Neill added: "Our idea is to keep Cameron as sharp as possible, and giving him some extra track time on our Superstock GSX-R1000 at Knockhill will stand him in good stead for the forthcoming races at the Southern 100 and Kells Road Races.
“Since we came back from the TT, Cameron has shown a huge desire to get back out on our bikes, and on his day he's no mean performer on the short circuit scene.
"There will be no pressure on him this weekend, and some extra miles on the Superstock bike will also provide the team with important set-up information, should we decided to take in any other races this year."