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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Marc - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 4:43 PM

Mick hands down better compared to Stoner. A great racer in his time too bad he had to leave due to all the injuries finally catching up to him he was a fighter. I'm sure he won't be lighting up the RC213V but nice to have him ride it and as other said a wheelie for the fans at the end of the lap would be a nice touch. Good on ya'mate.

samas

September 20, 2012 4:45 PM

The year Mick had his accident he lost the championship by only a couple of points after missing the rest of the year due to unbelievable injuries.
One more race minus injury and he could have taken the rest of the year off.
The next year he was still in such a mess he didn't get back into form until the end of the year, the rest is history.
As a matter of interest the rider who finished nearest to him after that was another Aussie Daryl Beattie.

Vicarious Racer - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 4:59 PM

How comparisons can be drawn in this sport continually amazes me. Different manufactures different bikes, different teams, different riding styles suiting different tracks, it's like saying a horse is better than dog,- makes no sense.
Oh, wait a minute I forgot, - the Ducati, disregard previous remark, - it is possible to draw some comparisons.
Keep calm, carry on!!

Grumpy old man - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 5:25 PM

I started watching racing when Derek Minter was the main man at Brands and I can't believe the garbage that most people post here. These Gp guys have more talent asleep than the rest of us puT together let alone courage so why continually knock them. Stoner is magical on a bike. What he can do beggars belief but so was Doohan. Remember the poster given away of Doohan two wheel drifting the NSR?? Don't forget Stoner has said before that Doohan was his hero when he was growing up so it stands to reason he's modelled himself and his style on the mighty Mick. I saw Mick do a few laps at Phillip Island in 2000 and the crowd loved him and I hope they get a huge crowd there again this year. I for one will miss Stoner immensely. He says what he thinks, delivers on the bike and has more talent than we can dream about. That' s why he's a Great and most of us sit at home criticising. One final thing my dream GP line up- Doohan, Rossi,Saarinen,Rainey,Stoner Lawson, Scwantz, Hailwood, Lorenzo,Pedro

just stop - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 6:06 PM

Please stop saying that Stoner "tells it like it is." Listen, there is a difference between "telling it like it is" and "having no tact."

If you got a fat wife and I walk up to you and say "Hey, you got a fat-ass wife." Is that "telling it like it is" or is that simply being a tact-less jerk?

There is a difference. As you get more life experience, you will come to understand. Good luck, kids.

Grumpy old man - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 6:44 PM

Hey Track day
Me thinks you either don't know or have a short memory. Doohan used to dominate every qualifying possible just to psych the rest of them. He'd also clear off just as soon as he could. People said it was boring because he was so dominant. He was a real hard man as I believ they all are. Perhaps you've forgotten his comment after one race "what do ya want me to do go slower" he didn't tolerate fools anymore than Stoner does. Perhaps that's why your a track an and not a racer. No racer at their level is there to win popularity contests just races. Both deserve great respect.

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