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CAREER BACKGROUND

Mick Doohan began riding motorcycles in 1974 at the age of nine when living in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Soon after he began competing in off-road events. His first notable result was finishing runner-up in the Queensland 10-12 years championship. The Doohan family moved to the Gold Coast, 80km south of Brisbane, in 1981, and Michael made his road racing debut in 1984 at Surfers Paradise Raceway, Australia at the age of 19 on a Yamaha RZ350.

In 1985 Doohan rode a Yamaha RZ500 to numerous outright and class wins, and in 1986-87 he was one of Australia's leading riders in the 250cc production class on a Yamaha TZR250.

Doohan's first major career breakthrough was in mid-1987 when he was offered a guest ride on a Marlboro Yamaha Dealer Team FZR750 in an Australian Superbike Championship meeting at Winton, Victoria. He finished fifth. Read more on Mick's Racing Career Background >>

RACING PROFILE
BORN Brisbane, Australia 04/06/1965 FIRST ROAD RACE DEBUT 1984 Surfers Paradise Raceway, Australia
LIVES Gold Coast, Australia 500cc GRAND PRIX WINS 54 (1st win - 1990 Hungaroring, Hungary)
MARITAL STATUS Married with 2 children 500cc PODIUM FINISHES 95 (1st podium - 3rd, 1989 Hockenheim, Germany)
500cc GRAND PRIX DEBUT 1989 Suzuka, Japan 500cc POLE POSITIONS 58 (1st pole position - 1990, Jerez, Spain)
500cc GRAND PRIX STARTS 137 (1989-99) 500cc WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ( 5 ) 1994-95-96-97-98
AWARDS/HONOURS
Order of Australia 1996
  Australian Male Athlete of the Year 1995-96-97
  Australian Sports Personality of the Year 1998
  Australian Sports Hall of Fame honour 1994-95-96
  Nominated World Sports Awards of Century 1999
4 WORLD RECORDS (all 1997) Most 500cc grand prix wins in season - 12
  Most 500cc grand prix pole positions in season - 12
  Most 500cc successive pole positions - 12
  Most 500cc grand prix points in a season - 340
YEAR TEAM POSITION
1989
Rothmans Honda
9
1990
Rothmans Honda
3
1991
Rothmans Honda
2
1992
Rothmans Honda
2
1993
Rothmans Honda
4
1994
Honda Team HRC
1
1995
Repsol Honda Team HRC
1
1996
Team Repsol Honda
1
1997
Team Repsol Honda
1
1998
Team Repsol Honda
1
1999
Team Repsol Honda
17
GRAND PRIX RESULTS 1989 - 1999

On the following page is a chronological list of Michael Doohan's race-by-race results in the 500cc motorcycle world championship grand prix series from his debut in 1989 up to his retirement in 1999.

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