Donald to Enter Debut Lightweight TT

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2012 Isle of Man TT

Since his Isle of Man TT debut in 2006, the Australian Cameron Donald has been linked to Mick Charnock, owner of Charnock DC Coldplaning Team.

while competing with Charnock that debut year, the Auburn-born rider took 11th and 16th in the Supersport TT races, earning him the coveted Newcomer’s Trophy. Donald continued to impress at the IOMTT, winning the Superbike and Superstock races in 2008.

And for 2012, Donald will once again join forces with Charnock, competing in the debut, 3-lap Lightweight TT, a class for Super Twin-specified machinery. The 34-year-old Donald will compete on a race-spec ER6 Kawasaki for Charnock’s DC Coldplaning team during the Lightweight TT, which takes place June 8, the Friday of the PokerStars Senior TT.

Donald, who took four podium positions in 2011 Isle of Man TT, including runner-up in the Dainese Superbike race, is one of several previous-TT winners to ride in the new class. The Isle of Man TT will report the entire rider list at the closing of the entries at the end of February.

Paul Phillips (TT and Motorsport Manager, Isle of Man Government) says: “We’ve already had a great reaction to the Supertwin class and a number of the leading teams and riders have confirmed including a few surprises. It’s going to be a very competitive race and represents something different for the fans this year.”