Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wayne Gardner, Mick Doohan ride in Melbourne to promote the Australian MotoGP

Aussie legends Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan put on a 'demo ride' in Melbourne today, as part of a build-up to this weekend's Australian MotoGP


As part of a build-up for this weekend’s Australian MotoGP, Wayne Gardner (1987 500cc MotoGP world champ) and Mick Doohan (1994-1998 500cc MotoGP world champ) rode across the city of Melbourne today, on their Honda Fireblades.

Wayne Gardner was in the news recently, when he expressed his views on Casey Stoner’s mysterious break from racing. However, Gardner also said his money would be on Stoner for winning this year’s Australian MotoGP.

In an interesting aside, Valentino Rossi’s chief mechanic, Jeremy Burgess recently spoke of how multi-time MotoGP world champs Rossi and Doohan are different. ‘When a rider like Mick or Valentino strings a number of world championships together, it’s clear that they are in a different group. Certainly, they are very different in the box. Valentino is happy-go-lucky, but still very serious about his job and enjoys it very much. Mick certainly was more intense. He was serious about what he did and achieved plenty. You could look at it in one sentence and say that Valentino enjoys the racing whereas Mick Doohan enjoyed the winning,’ said Burgess, who has worked with both riders and has been instrumental in their success over the years.

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