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Doohan to take part in Race of Champions

Doohan to take part in Race of Champions

Five-time World Champion Mick Doohan will take part in the Race of Champions in London during November. According to an article on raceofchampions.com the MotoGP™ Legend will team up with Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo to form Team Australia for the event, which will take place at the former Olympic Stadium. The annual event (20-21st November) brings together stars from across motorsport's major disciplines - including Formula 1, the World Rally Championship, endurance racing, MotoGP™ and the X-Games – and lets them do battle on identical machinery.

Here is what Doohan had to say about the news: “I’m delighted to be coming back to the Race Of Champions and it will be great fun to team up with Daniel for Team Australia in the ROC Nations Cup. This is always a really enjoyable event anyway, and it’s fantastic to catch up with so many of the world’s best drivers. Of course having spent my life on two wheels I know how hard they are to beat but I’ll give my all and try to give them a fright. I actually prefer the stadium-style Race Of Champions circuit like the one we’ll have in London. The longer track in Barbados last year required a lot more feel, and I’m a bit short of experience. But on a short track it’s about hurling the car round the turns quickly so you don’t need to be quite so refined! Either way we all know Daniel never stops smiling so I hope he can forgive this old biker an indiscretion or two…”

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MotoGP, 2015, Mick Doohan

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