Australian Isle of Man TT winner Cameron Donald will leave the Norton squad for the 2016 race, retuning to the Wilson Craig Racing team that he last rode for in 2013.
The double TT winner admitted that his decision was in part inspired by a desire to return to the front of the superbike class, after a number of years struggling on the uncompetitive Norton machine.
“I’ve signed with Wilson again 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 for the top spot in the big bike class as well as the other races.”
Team boss Craig shares his rider’s ambitions, saying that there’s one race that has eluded him so far – a TT superbike race.
“It’s no secret that I’ve always wanted to win a Superbike Race at the Isle of Man TT and with Cameron Donald riding for the team we’ve undoubtedly got a chance to win one. We’ve got a real affinity with Cameron and he’s always been consistently challenging in every class when he’s raced for us.”
With today's announcement of the TT start numbers, Donald will set off at eleven in all classes.