Mick Doohan Confirms Presence at 2010 Race of Champions

Five-time world motorcycle champion Mick Doohan has confirmed his presence in this year's Race of Champions. The renown Australian rider, who has won over 50 grands prix in the premier motorcycle racing series of the '90s, 500cc (now the MotoGP series), will attend the RoC finale for the second consecutive time, having debuted in the event during last year's Beijing meeting.

Although he's best known for his career in motorcycle racing, few people know that Doohan actually tested an F1 car in the past. Back in 1998, he did a testing session for Williams F1 Team. As far as his RoC experience goes, aside from his participation in the final event last year, he also did two RoC Legends races through the past two years, both held in Portugal.

It took me a while to make my RoC debut but now you just can't keep me away. The Race of Champions is always a fun event, where it's great to meet up with friends old and new from the world of four wheels,” said Doohan in a press release issued by the RoC organizers.

While it's friendly off the track, it's the opposite when we're at the start line with our engines revving. So I will do my best to show them they should underestimate us bikers at their peril,” added the 45-year old Australian.

Doohan will join select company for this year's RoC, due to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, on the ESPRIT arena, on November 27-28. Other names who have already confirmed their presence for the season ending event are Formula 1 rising star Sebastian Vettel, 7-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb, former F1 champions Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher, 8-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, X-Games legend Travis Pastrana and 3-time WTCC champion Andy Priaulx.
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