Michael Doohan profile 2001 Targa Tasmania

<pre> MICHAEL DOOHAN - PROFILE BORN : 4.6.65, Brisbane, Australia BASED AT: Monaco, Europe; Gold Coast, Australia 2001 TARGA TASMANIA CAR: Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACE DEBUT: 1984, Surfers Paradise Raceway, ...

<pre> MICHAEL DOOHAN - PROFILE

BORN : 4.6.65, Brisbane, Australia

BASED AT: Monaco, Europe; Gold Coast, Australia

2001 TARGA TASMANIA CAR: Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG

MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACE DEBUT: 1984, Surfers Paradise Raceway, Australia

500cc GRAND PRIX DEBUT: 1989, Suzuka, Japan

500cc GRAND PRIX STARTS: 137 (1989-99; all for Honda)

500cc GRAND PRIX WINS : 54 (first win; 1990 Hungaroring, Hungary)

500cc PODIUM FINISHES: 95 (first podium; 3rd, 1989 Hockenheim, West Germany)

500cc POLE POSITIONS: 58 (first pole; 1990, Jerez, Spain)

500cc WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES: 5 (1994-95-96-97-98)

AWARDS/HONOURS: Order of Australia 1996 Australian Male Athlete of the Year 1995-96-97 Australian Sports Personality of the Year 1998 Australian Sports Hall of Fame Honour Roll 1994-95-96 Finalist World Sports Awards of the Century, 1999

WORLD RECORDS (all 1997): Most 500cc grand prix wins in a season - 12 Most 500cc grand prix pole positions in a season - 12 Most 500cc successive pole positions - 12 Most 500cc grand prix points in a season - 340

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500cc ALL-TIME RECORDS (1949-2000):

MOST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES: 1. Giacomo Agostini (Italy) 8 (1966-67-68-69-70-71-72-75) 2. Michael Doohan (Australia) 5 (1994-95-96-97-98) 3= Eddie Lawson (U.S.) 4 (1984-86-88-89) 3= Mike Hailwood (GB) 4 (1962-63-64-65) 3= John Surtees (GB) 4 (1956-58-59-60) 3= Geoff Duke (GB) 4 (1951-53-54-55) 7= Wayne Rainey (U.S.) 3 (1990-91-92) 7= Kenny Roberts (U.S.) 3 (1978-79-80)

MOST GRAND PRIX RACE WINS: 1. Giacomo Agostini (Italy) 68 (1965-76) 2. Michael Doohan (Australia) 54 (1990-98) 3. Mike Hailwood (GB) 37 (1961-67) 4. Eddie Lawson (U.S.) 31 (1984-92) 5. Kevin Schwantz (U.S.) 25 (1988-94)

-Mike Porter

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Series Other rally
Drivers Kevin Schwantz , Kenny Roberts Jr. , Wayne Rainey , Eddie Lawson , Giacomo Agostini , John Surtees , Mike Hailwood