Mick Doohan Will Do Parade Lap in 2011 Isle of Man
And that's not all, as Doohan will be booked for the entire duration of the event, having plenty of activities to attend to between June 8 and 10. Shortly after lapping the Mountain Course, the 45-year old Australian will compete in the Monster Energy Supersport 2, after which he will attend the VIP Hospitality suite the next day, as part of the “Day of Champions” activities.
Finally, on June 10th, Doohan will present the trophies for the PokerStars Senior TT.
“I'm really looking forward to visiting the Isle of Man and seeing a race or two,” said Doohan, according to crash.net. “I'm a massive fan of all bike sport and the TT Races has a huge pedigree and is obviously world-famous, so I want to go and see what all the fuss is about.”
“I have a great respect for what those guys do there – I've seen some YouTube footage and it looks mad. I'm sure when I'm sitting in someone's front garden with a beer or a cup of nice English tea it will look even madder.”
“I've had a great relationship with Arai over the years and they are pretty involved as an Official Helmet partner so it will be great to dust down the leathers and get a lap of the famous Mountain Course as well as having the chance to meet some fans,” he added.”
Needless to say, Isle of Man TT and motorsport manager Paul Phillips was enthused with the collaboration with Doohan.
“This visit is a real coup for the TT organization as Mick is truly one of the greatest and most flamboyant motorcycle riders of all time. His visit will really boost the profile of the event and generate even more media coverage and I'm sure that TT fans will enjoy meeting this Australian legend.”