MotoGP Legend Mick Doohan Drives in the Race of Champions This November in Select Company

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The five-time World Champion Mick Doohan was confirmed as one of the big names that will be present in the UK capital of London this November for the 2015 Race of Champions. This year, Doohan will team with another Oz-native, the F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, to form team Australia.
This isn't by far a new thing for Doohan, as the MotoGP Legend has already taken part in no less than six race of Champions until now. Even more, he won three races back in 2012 and made it into the quarter-finals, where he had to yield to the might of Michael Schumacher and reached semi-finals with V8 Supercar driver Jamie Whincup.

Many huge names in motorsport confirmed for the 2015 ROC

Doohan, 50, will be surrounded by many heavy names in motorsport, as the following drivers have been already confirmed for the 2015 Race of Champions, with more to be announced:

- Sebastian Vettel, four-time Formula 1 World Champion
- Tom Kristensen, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner
- Petter Solberg, World Rallycross Champion 2014, World Rally Champion 2003
- David Coulthard, reigning ROC Champion of Champions.

I’m delighted to be coming back to the Race Of Champions and it will be great fun to team up with Daniel for Team Australia in the ROC Nations Cup. This is always a really enjoyable event anyway, and it’s fantastic to catch up with so many of the world’s best drivers. Of course having spent my life on two wheels I know how hard they are to beat but I’ll give my all and try to give them a fright.

I actually prefer the stadium-style Race Of Champions circuit like the one we’ll have in London. The longer track in Barbados last year required a lot more feel, and I’m a bit short of experience. But on a short track it’s about hurling the car round the turns quickly so you don’t need to be quite so refined! Either way we all know Daniel never stops smiling so I hope he can forgive this old biker an indiscretion or two
…” Doohan declared.

The 2015 Race of Champions will take place November 20-22 at the former Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, now a year-round multi-use venue.
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