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Mick Doohan praises Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

Mick Doohan praises Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

Mick Doohan praises Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

Mick Doohan was THE superstar of 90's motorcycling and won 5 MotoGP championship titles in a row – from 1994 to 1998.

The 40 year old Australian from Brisbane won a total of 54 out of 137 races at the highest level.

Today, 7 years after his last big success, his experience, opinion and competence are still highly respected in the world of racing, and thus his endorsement of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup is high praise indeed.

"The Red Bull MotoGP Program is an excellent initiative. When I came into Grand Prix racing there was nothing like this around. I had to make my own way at the start and learn things by experience as they happened.

The program will prepare riders a lot better for the future. They will get the chance to learn some of the Grand Prix tracks and they will benefit from being in a structured program with advice from experienced people such as Alberto Puig and Harald Bartol.

I am sure that the program will fast-track the development of promising young riders and help them go on to become the superstars of the future.

If something like this had been operational when I was young then maybe my hair would not have gone grey so quickly!"

Young talents can apply to join the program from May 30, 2006.

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MotoGP, 2006, Mick Doohan

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