All-Aus­tralian

Works Nor­ton team for 2016 TT

Old Bike Australasia - - • TRAN-TASMAN CHALLENGE • IOM WORKS NORTON • -

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.

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