Doohan admits considering comeback

"I told them to give me some time to think about it" says multiple 500cc champ

FIVE-TIME 500cc motorcycle World Champion Mick Doohan has said recently he seriously thought about coming out of retirement to compete in MotoGP.

Doohan, regarded as one of the most talented and toughest riders of the modern era, said he was approached by a satellite Honda squad in need of a rider.  His revelation came after Doohan's friend, and Formula One ace, Michael Schumacher announced his plans to return to F1.

The Australian, now 44, retired in 1999, after notching up 54 wins from 137 Grand Prix starts.

"I told them to give me some time to think about it," Doohan said. "I don't think it would have taken me long to get up to speed - I hadn't forgotten how to ride a bike.

"I was quite relieved when the team found someone, and I could then stop thinking about it."

Now just imagine that.