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Cameron Donald signs with Norton for IOMTT

The Australian has signed a three-year deal with Norton: "an opportunity not to miss"

DESPITE speculation about a possible retirement, Australia’s Cameron Donald has signed a three-year deal with Norton Motorcycles.

The 36-year-old will be competing in the Dainese Superbike and Pokerstars Senior TT races at this year’s Isle of Man TT on the new Norton SG3 which has been tested by double TT winner Steve Plater.

Donald said: “When Norton began talking to me about their plans for TT 2014 I knew it was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss.

“With the enthusiasm and experience of the Norton team behind me and ex-TT winners such as Mick Grant and Steve Plater now involved, this is sure to be an exciting year.”

The Australian continued: “Norton is synonymous with the Isle of Man TT and I can’t wait to ride the new SG3 round the Mountain Course and add to their Isle of Man history.”

It has also been confirmed that Donald will run the number 19 plate as a tribute to 11-times TT winner Steve ‘Hizzy’ Hislop. 19 was Hislop’s number when he won his last TT in the Senior race of 1992.  

“Cameron is a really great rider to have on board, not only as a racer but also as a brand ambassador for Norton,” said Norton Motorcycle CEO Stuart Garner.

“His support, feedback and endorsement will all be really important to us both as a company and a race team as we look to and we are all relishing the challenge of developing a strong bike and team around him for the long-term.”

Garner added: “We will also be working with Cameron within our road bike business, primarily to help develop our Australasian markets where Norton, Cameron and the TT all have a great following.”

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