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Doohan Australian GP Celebration

Doohan Duo Unite at Aussie GP for Historic Lap

12/03/2024

In a momentous occasion at the Australian GP, Jack Doohan joins his legendary father Mick on Melbourne’s track, marking a unique family celebration in motorsports.

Alpine F1 Team reserve driver Jack Doohan will, for the first time, share the track with his father, Mick, at Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit during the Australian Grand Prix weekend. There, he will mark the 30th anniversary of his father’s first of five Motorcycle World Speed Championships in the 500cc class.

Jack will take the wheel of a historic single-seater, the Benetton B200 from 2000, designed and manufactured at Alpine’s current F1 headquarters in Enstone. Mick will ride a Honda RCV213 MotoGP bike alongside.

The event will celebrate thirty years since Mick’s triumph in the premier 500cc category in 1994, as well as the first of his five consecutive world titles, ushering in an era of Australian dominance.

Jack and Mick will unite on the same track in their respective disciplines for the very first time, marking a significant family moment and a unique celebration of the Doohan name in the motorsport world.

This season, Jack is the Alpine F1 Team’s reserve driver, having already held this position in 2023, alongside his commitments in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, where he finished third.

The Australian prospect won three feature races in 2023, more than anyone else, while also securing two additional podiums and two pole positions. He plays a crucial role for the team as a reserve driver in 2024, working in the Enstone simulator while undertaking a testing program on older F1 cars.

The V10-powered Benetton he will drive at Albert Park was Enstone-based team’s single-seater during the 2000 Formula 1 season, with Alex Wurz and Giancarlo Fisichella as drivers.

Mick’s 1994 season remains etched in memory as the beginning of his dominance in the sport. Aboard the Honda NSR500, Mick never finished below third place throughout the year. With nine wins, including six in a row, he scored 317 points, 143 more than his closest rival in the premier class.

“I am so excited to share the track with my father at Albert Park during the Australian Grand Prix weekend,” comments Jack Doohan.

“It will be the first time we’re on the same track, him on a motorcycle and me in a single-seater, so it’s incredibly special. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate his achievements in front of Australian fans. For me, it’s a unique chance to drive a Formula 1 car on such an iconic circuit. I hope to be in the actual car next year, that’s my goal, and I’m working hard to achieve my ultimate dream!”

“First and foremost, thank you to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and Formula 1 for this incredible opportunity,” adds his father, Mick.

“It’s always a true pleasure to get back on a bike for such events. It’s been thirty years since my first world title in 1994. Time flies so fast that I’m now going to share the track with my son, and it will be a really special moment for both of us. I continue to support Jack and his efforts to reach his career goal of racing in F1. We’re both looking forward to putting on a show for our fellow countrymen at Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit during the Grand Prix weekend.”

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