For one reason or another, Cameron Donald has been international road racing's nearly man this season, but the Melbourne lad has enjoyed his year with Wilson Craig Racing and has little or no regrets.
“We've been on the podium at every international race this season and but for a few mechanicals at the TT and maybe a couple more races at the North West, who knows what we could have achieved.
“I've enjoyed the change this year. Yeah, it's been a year of almosts, but I'm rapt I did it,” he enthused in typical Aussie style.
The popular man from Melbourne returned to Wilson Craig's stable like a prodigal son last December.
Despite those podium performances at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix, an international top step has eluded him in 2011.
So where now for the double TT winner?
“I haven't had a proper conversation with Wilson as yet, but there's no real reason to make a change,” he explained candidly.
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