28 September 1977 |
Cameron Donald (born 28 September 1977 in Melbourne, Australia) is a professional motorcycle racer who has raced at the Macau Grand Prix, the North West 200 and the Isle of Man TT Races. He lives in Warrandyte, Victoria in Australia. During the racing season Cameron lives in Northern Ireland.
Donald has had many racing achievements, including
- 1st Victorian Dirt Track Champion (1996, 1997, 1998)
- 1st Macau Grand Prix - 600cc (2001)
- 1st (race 1 & 2) National Supersport support race Moto GP Phillip Island (2001)
- 1st Australian Formula Xtreme Privateer Cup - 600cc (2002)
- 1st Victorian Supersport Championship (2002)
- 2nd Oceanic Challenge Series NZ - 600cc (2002)
- 2nd Macau Grand Prix - 600CC (2002 and 2004)
- 1st Privateer in the Australian Formula Xtreme Championship (2003)
- 1st (Round 4) Australian Formula Xtreme Championship (2003)
- 1st Victorian Superbike Championship (2003)
- 1st Macau Grand Prix - 600cc (2003)
- 2nd FIM Asian Road Racing Championship (2003 and 2004)
- 1st Singapore Enduro Race (November 2003)
- 1st Newcomer Isle of Man TT (2005) - Race #1 - 16th position / Race #2 - 11th position
- 1st Newcomer North West 200 (2005) - Race #1 - 13th position / Race #2 - 12th position
- 1st Isle of Man TT Superbike Race (2008)
- 1st Isle of Man TT Superstock Race (2008)
Uel Duncan Racing
Cameron rode for Uel Duncan in 2007, after a highly successful 2006 season with them. His dreams of a TT win in 2007 were shattered at the North West 200, where he broke a collarbone in an incident at the Juniper Chicane. Cameron was back on board the Honda at the Skerries races and left with two wins. Despite many promising performances, Cameron has yet to win an International road race.
On 4 September 2007, Cameron and Relentless Suzuki signed a deal for Cameron to ride with them in 2008. He will ride for them at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix and one of the British Championship classes. This move will make it more likely for Cameron to break his International victory duck. After his first test session with the Relentless bike he seemed very happy with the move. "It just doesn't get any better than this – I'm rapt! I feel privileged to ride for Relentless Suzuki and it's a great opportunity for me. Once we'd sorted out the deal I was anxious to get out on track and try the bikes. We all know how good the supersport and superstock Suzukis are, but when I came in after riding the superbike I couldn't stop smiling. I just thought, I can definitely win on this bike. I haven't stopped smiling to be honest. It's a new challenge for me and I'm also really looking forward to riding at the British circuits in 2008."
The season has been Cameron's most successful to date. He achieved his first podiums at the North West 200, finishing in 3rd place in the Superstock race, and a close 2nd in the main Superbike race, being passed by Steve Plater at the Juniper Chicane on the last lap.
Despite missing the 2007 TT through injury, Donald returned to the island and won his first ever TT races. He won the opening Superbike race and also the Superstock race. He was in contention for the blue riband event as well, the Senior TT, but his bike suffered an oil leak while he was leading, forcing him to surrender the lead to John McGuinness. He managed to hold on to 2nd place to cap a great week for himself and the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing Team.
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