Works Norton team for 2016 TT
Two-times Isle of Man TT winner Cameron Donald will continue his role with the works Norton team for the 2016 TT, and will be joined by South Australian David Johnson. The duo will ride the Aprilia-engined SG5 Norton in the Superbike and Senior TT races next June. Johnson is a rising star amongst the TT elite, achieving a best result of 4th place last year and setting a best lap of 131.595 mph – the ninth fastest in TT history. In addition, ex-pat South Australian Glenn Richards will continue his testing role with the team, which will again be managed by Mick Grant.
The first Australian to gain a works Norton ride was West Australian Len Stewart, who rode a CS1 model in the 1927 TT. Since then, Harry Hinton Senior, George Morrison, Gordon Laing, Ken Kavanagh, Maurie Quincey and Tom Phillis (on the works Domiracer) have all had stints as factory Norton riders.