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Road Racer of the Year vote - 10th: Cameron Donald

You vote Cameron Donald 10th in Crash.net's Road Racer of the Year poll
Top 10 Road Racers of the Year 2013:
10. Cameron Donald

Country: Australia
Team: Wilson Craig Racing

2013 Results:
NW200 Wins: 0
Podiums: 0

TT Wins: 0
Podiums: 1

Ulster Grand Prix Wins: 0
Podiums: 0

Australia's Cameron Donald returned to the Isle of Man TT in 2013 after speculation that he was set to retire from the sport.

Donald's best result came in the Superbike race as he claimed the runner-up place behind Michael Dunlop on Wilson Craig's Honda Fireblade.

He finished seventh and fifth in the two Supersport races but pulled out of the Superstock race due to sickness. Donald was ruled out of the Senior race in what may have been his final TT race as ponders whether or not to return to the sport in 2014.

He made a return to the Ulster Grand Prix after missing the event in 2012 but was never a serious contender for the rostrum places at Dundrod and later revealed he may not have been totally focused on the job in hand after learning that his fiancée, Kaz Anderson, was pregnant with the couple's first child before setting off to compete at the event.

Donald narrowly made it into Crash.Net readers top ten road racers of 2013 at the expense of Manxman Conor Cummins, who formed part of Shaun Muir's international road racing line-up alongside William Dunlop.

After signing for Tyco Suzuki, Cummins was ruled out of the 2012 Isle of Man TT races with a wrist injury following an incident at the North West 200 and was determined to make amends this year.

He claimed an encouraging fifth place in the Superbike race at the TT but was a non-finisher in the first Supersport, Superstock and Senior races.

Cummins finished tenth on the Milwaukee Yamaha in the second Supersport event and was back on the TT rostrum in the Lightweight Supertwin class, taking third behind James Hillier and Dean Harrison on the KMR Kawasaki.

The Ramsey man completed the year on a positive note at the Ulster Grand Prix, where he finished third in the second Supersport and Superbike races at Dundrod.

Cummins will be aiming high in 2014 after being confirmed as John McGuinness's team-mate in the new-look Honda Motor Europe road racing team to compete at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.


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Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
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