Inductee - Mick Doohan

Mick Doohan Image courtesy Gold Coast Bulletin

Mick Doohan OAM


Originally from the Gold Coast, Doohan attended St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane.

He made his Grand Prix debut for Honda on an NSR 500 cc two-stroke motorcycle in 1989. Late in the 1990 season Doohan claimed his first victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on his way to third in the championship.

In 1994 he won his first 500 cc World Championship. Thereafter, until 1998, he dominated the class, winning five consecutive 500cc World Championships. In 1997, his most successful year, Doohan won 12 out of 15 races, finished second in another two, and crashed out of the final race of the season at his home GP while leading by more than six seconds.

In June 1996, Doohan was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the sport of motor racing.

Mick Doohan was the inaugural Inductee to the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame and was inducted at the official opening of the Hall on 21 January 1999.