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Overview (1)

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Mini Bio (1)

Mick Doohan was born on June 4, 1965 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Trivia (8)

Was looked after by special surgeon Dr. Claudia Costa
In 1999 he suffered a broken right leg, shoulder, and left wrist, when he crashed his Repsol Honda at 200+km/h at Jerez, Spain. He was immediately brought to the U.S. after the accident for corrective surgery which included inserting two plates and 12 screws in his right leg, and a plate in his left forearm. Toward the end of the year he announced his retirement due to injuries from his crash
Was considered to be part of the "Golden Era" of motorcycling racing, the late 80s and the early 90s.
Began riding motorcycles at the age of nine
In 1992 he crashed and broke his right leg and missed four races while recovering from the injury. Left with a restricted range of movement his team created a hand-operated rear braking system to his Rothmans Honda so he could continue racing.
After the 1992 crash which almost cost him his life he had his right leg surgically attached to his left leg (which he was in danger of losing) to increase blood flow to speed up recovery
Was considered to be part of the "Golden Era" of motorcycling racing, the late 80s and the early 90s which included Eddie Lawson, Wayne Gardner, Kevin Schwantz, and Wanye Rainey all of them had great skills which made for some vary memorable moments
Currently maintaining an involvement in GP racing as General Manager of Racing for Honda Racing Corporation. [2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

A lot of fun when you get it right but the other side if the coin is when you crash
I use to think all road racers were nuts. You know racing around a track at that speed

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