Northern Ireland based team, Wilson Craig Racing have today confirmed that Australian Cameron Donald will again be representing them at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races. Wilson has supported teams at the TT since 2005 and backed Uel Duncan’s team in 2006, which saw Cameron achieve a memorable runner-up place in that year’s Senior Race.
The pair were reunited in 2011 when Cameron rode for Wilson’s own team and ha enjoyed some notable successes in recent years with the highlights undoubtedly Cameron Donald’s second place in the 2011 Dainese Superbike TT Race and his runner-up slot to Bruce Anstey by less than a second in the 2012 Monster Energy Supersport Race 1, one of the closest margins of victory in TT history.
Team boss Wilson Craig commented:
“I’m delighted to have confirmed Cameron for the 2013 campaign. We were really close to the top step in 2012 and I’m sure with another year under our belts and the experience that the team gained last year, we will be a match for anyone. With only one rider for next year we’ll be looking to focus all our efforts in doing the best for Cameron.”
Wilson has also confirmed that the team will consider approaches from appropriate sponsors keen to align themselves with the potential TT Race winning team.
Cameron Donald commented:
“This is now my third year with the team and we’ve gone really close at the Isle of Man in both 2011 and 2012. I’ve got a lot of history with Wilson and he has supported me for a large part of my career. We’ll give it a really good go this year and I’m confident that we’ve got as good a chance as anyone around the Mountain Course.”
Paul Phillips, TT and Motorsport Development Manager, Isle of Man Government, commented:
“Cameron Donald and Wilson Craig Racing are a really strong partnership and make no mistake they will be one of the teams to watch in 2013. Cameron has an excellent record on the Isle of Man and is a fantastic ambassador for the event internationally.”