Doohan to ride Isle of Man TT

Mick Doohan to complete lap of the course with Ian Hutchinson

FORMER Grand Prix World Champion Mick Doohan, who won five consecutive 500cc World Championships in the late nineties, has confirmed that he will be visiting the Isle of Man for the 2011 TT Races.

The Ozzie will drop the start flag for the Monster Energy Supersport 2 Race and present trophies for the PokerStars Senior TT. He will also complete an Arai parade lap on a Honda Fireblade with five time 2010 TT Champion Ian Hutchinson on Wednesday 8th June as well as being a VIP Guest in the hospitality suite. He will be meeting fans on Thursday 9th June as part of the 'Day of Champions'.

"I'm really looking forward to visiting the Isle of Man and seeing a race or two. I'm a massive fan of all bike sport and the TT Races has a huge pedigree and is obviously world famous so I want to go and see what all the fuss is about. I have a great respect for what those guys do there - I've seen some YouTube footage and its looks mad. I'm sure when I'm sitting in someone's front garden with a beer or a cup of nice English tea it will look even madder." Doohan said.

After the TT Doohan will head to the British MotoGP round at Silverstone to "catch up with some old mates" so keep an eye out for a swarm of fans and photographers and you might be lucky enough to see Mick in the middle.