Cameron Donald has landed the role of reserve rider for the new Honda TT Legends team, one that will see him stand in should one Steve Plater, John McGuinness and Keith Amor be unable to compete.
The Australian rider had already firmed his road racing plans for 2011 after signing with Wilson Craig Racing, but this additional deal will see him take part in each practice and qualifying session for the six-round Endurance World Championship and also the two 24hr events.
Though he won't be down to race, Donald will be able to step in should one of the riders get injured or be forced to withdraw.
As an Isle of Man TT winner and endurance race contender, Donald is ideally placed to join the TT Legends team as they launch their assault on the 24-hour races. In his debut TT year in 2005 he received the accolade of Fastest Newcomer and went on to secure two race wins in 2008.
“I was already looking forward to this season's racing when I got the call from Neil Tuxworth that the new TT Legends team needed a reserve rider, so I'm really thrilled. It looks like a fantastic new set-up with some really good experienced riders and I'm very happy to be a part of that.
“Of course, I'd love to get the opportunity to ride in one of the races but it's always difficult if that's at another rider's expense. For now, I'll be happy to get involved in practice and qualifying for the Bol d'Or and Le Mans.”