MotoGP » PICS: Mick Doohan rides Honda RCV

Five time 500cc world champion Mick Doohan is completing demonstration laps on a Repsol Honda RC213V during this weekend’s Australian MotoGP.

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October 28, 2012 8:38 PM

@Jiri Simek you're right up to a point. Doohan won his five titles without that much notable opposition. Although I'm pretty sure he could have won titles anyway. Where it gets stupid is when people say that he would have won more had it not been for a couple of very nasty crashes.

Sure IF Doohan hadn't crashed at Assen things could have gone differently, but then you have to ask what would have happened IF Rainey hadn't crashed at Misano. Would Doohan ever have won a title at all?

In a sport like this IF means absolutely nothing. Things are too complex. There are those who claim that Schwantz would never have been champion had Rainey not crashed. It's a point of view, but IF Rainey hadn't crashed in 93 then Kevin would have been a different man in the 94 season. And so on.

I can't be doing with IF. Doohan won five titles and thats one hell of an impressive CV, but that's all you can say. No ifs, no buts, five titles.

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