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Donald to be Honda TT Legends reserve

Cameron Donald adds the Honda TT Legends reserve role to his 2011 competition plans.
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.”

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Cameron Donald - Wilson Craig/TT Legends Honda
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Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.

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kyle - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 1:45 PM

Just to let you know when Keith signed the contract the team didnt have a name it wasnt even stated they would be racing world endurance, he stated he wanted to race the NW200 when it emerged there was a date clash, maybe that is why cameron has been brought in to allow Keith out. No doubt he would admit he is alot better on the roads as he doesnt ride short circuit much but he has raced at bsbk level, its obviously a way out for plater and mcpint who have made there money and dont want to risk so much on the roads. So please stop slating him just for taking an opportunity that has came his way. What is your name anyway

Kyle - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 1:32 PM

Right so its his fault its called a legends team, I am sure his is sorry you are calling his character into question, the general public doesnt follow endurance racing it gets very little coverage. Is plater a legend no, I think shakey byrne would look at the fact its in world endurance realise he would get better wages in bsb and laugh to be honest, ring cameron and ask him what he thinks about his mate keith amor without the e, and ask what he thinks.

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