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'Wizard of Oz' says he's ready for action

22 January 2010

Cameron Donald, one of the fastest men in road racing, may still be recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained during practice for the 2009 Isle of Man TT, but the Australian says he is already fit enough to race a TT today.

With the first race of the 2010 TT just four months away, Donald says he is determined to take another victory around the Mountain course to make up for last year's disappointment.

The TAS Suzuki rider was a favourite to take race victories in 2009, especially after setting an unofficial lap record at an average speed of 131.457mph. Just 24 hours later, though, his TT was over when he fell off his Superbike in the last practice session and sustained a shoulder injury which put him out of the TT, and out of any serious racing for the rest of the season.

However, the two-time TT winner – who is back with the TAS squad again in 2010 – says he is now fully fit and ready to return to racing.

Speaking to the official newsletter of the Isle of Man TT, Donald said:

'I am already back to a good level of fitness and could ride a TT race today if I had to, so will be fully ready to race by June 2010.'

'At the moment I am just working hard to regain my full range of motion in the shoulder, but it doesn't affect how I ride the bike.'


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