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Cameron Donald steps down from Honda Legends

'This was not an easy decision for me and I will miss the team hugely' - Cameron Donald
Cameron Donald has left the Honda TT Legends Endurance World Championship team for 'personal reasons'.

The Australian rider, who has been a part of the team since its formation in 2011, wishes to spend more time with his family in his home country.

Donald will still compete at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT for Northern Ireland team Wilson Craig Racing on Honda machinery.

He said: “This was not an easy decision for me and I will miss the team hugely.

“We've had some great times over the past two years and the experience of endurance racing is one I'll never forget, but at the end of the day, it doesn't suit me to be away from Australia for such a long period of time.

“I'd like to thank Honda and the team for the opportunity.”

The remaining Honda TT Legends Endurance World Championship riders, John McGuinness, Simon Andrews and Michael Rutter, will form a three-man team to contest the four-round series, which commences with the Bol d'Or 24-hour event on April 20/21.

The line-up for the North West 200 and TT remains the same, with Michael Dunlop joining McGuinness and Rutter for the Superbike races.

Team manager, Neil Tuxworth, said: “We're very disappointed that Cameron will not be a part of the EWC team this year as he has done an excellent job over the past two years.

“He expressed a wish to spend more time at home in Australia, which meant he was unable to commit to the programme of testing and racing required and therefore we have mutually agreed for him to stand down.

“We wish him all the best for the NW200 and TT and look forward to seeing him at those events.”




Related Pictures

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Cameron Donald, Honda TT Legends
Michael Dunlop (Superbike) at Southern 100 (Pic: apex-photos.com)
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
Michael Rutter on the Smiths Triumph
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT

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Tetley

February 27, 2013 12:26 PM

Mixed messages there ? Cam wants to spend more time in Oz so gives up 4 TT Legends rides, but keeps 2 with Wilson Craig?Could it be because he wasn't in the TTL team for IoM TT and NW200 ? Cam has never appeared sulky so it is a strange situation. I wish him success in whatever he does and I hope he continues to feature in UK racing. Meanwhile, McPint, The Rutter, and Mickey D make a formidable team for the TT Legends.



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