MotoGP » Mick Doohan to ride RC213V at Phillip Island

"With Mick and Casey both on track, it will certainly be an exciting weekend for the Repsol Honda team" - Shuhei Nakamoto, Honda.

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Dear deidre - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 2:03 PM

@tanner... to save the inconvenience of backsplash,i tear out selected pages from a certain trashcyclenews paper, thats on sale every wednesday in the uk...More thud. than plunk-plunk..

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 2:41 PM

Could be the injuries taken their toll.....but I also read that Mick, who was THE hardest man in racing, continued rehab on his badly broken leg for many years. That may have taken just as big a toll as the injury itself. He's had something like 9 operations since he retired to fix the leg and the ankle. Apparently, today he walks without a limp, which is a far cry from when I last saw him in person. That was about 2001 or so and he was walking with a cane even then.

I don't see how this is any different than Kenny Roberts riding the M1 at Laguna Seca.

GUTBUCKET - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 3:32 PM

great rider doohan,prefer to see him on a stroker and casey also would have been a natural on them old two stroke animals,they may have been slower and less powerfull but the way the vicious two strokes unleashed the power produced great racing.its a pity doohan had to retire,he did have some really bad injuries but one of his old sparring partners biaggi is still going strong leading the world superbike championship,makes you wonder if mick could have won a couple more championships if he hadnt collected them injuries.

Hahahaha - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 4:01 PM

People like to say Rossi won his (early) titles against a weak field, arguably the same could be said for Doohan. We'll never know unfortunately as the new generation is always faster than the previous (young blood vs the older generation aging).
If I remember correctly Biaggi beat Doohan (and won the race) in his GP500 debut and we all know how his career turned out!

AvTech37 - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 4:09 PM

Both great riders. MD almost too good at the time as it turned into a MD'fest virtually every race. Attendance figures dropped and racing became...not boring but predictable. Not MD's fault but just fact. CS is leaving and will put nothing back into the sport. I hate to say it but I don't think I will miss him which is a shame as he had the potential to be one of the all time greats. Great rider, not a great champion.

stonecold - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 4:39 PM

Why don't you fools shut up,an stop wasting time on people forums.avtech37-are you a world champion,to know what makes a great champion.People that are slagging casey off are trying to make up for their own pathetic lives,and hoping to attract attention,which they so desperately crave.I don't think Casey bothers to read such drivel from sites by incompetent writers as the ones mentioned earlier.Joey Dunlop was a f1 champion 5 times,does that make him great?The championship was only 3 races at one time as i remember it.In closing,5 years from now,Stoner will be remembered as a great rider,a champion an a great ambassador of the sport,while you lot would be lucky just to keep a job at the local filling station.

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