Jack Doohan to perform demo run at Australian Grand Prix with father Mick

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Jack Doohan of Australia and Invicta Virtuosi Racing (14) and Mick

Doohan father and son – that’s former motorcycle ace Mick Doohan and Alpine reserve driver Jack Doohan – will take to the track at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit for a demonstration run ahead of the 2024 Australian Grand Prix to celebrate 30 years since the first of Doohan Senior’s five 500cc titles.

Jack Doohan – who finished third in last year’s Formula 2 standings, and is a regular on F1 TV’s coverage as a pundit – will be driving a 2000-spec Benetton B200 Formula 1 machine (a car built at Alpine’s current UK base in Enstone) with his father heading out on track on a production MotoGP Honda RCV213.

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“I’m so excited to be on track with my Dad in Albert Park during the Australian Grand Prix weekend,” said Jack. “It’s actually the first time we have shared a track together with me in a car and him on a bike so that will be an incredibly special moment.

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Jack Doohan will drive a Benetton B200

“It’s a great opportunity to celebrate his success in front of the Australian fans. And, for me, it’s a unique opportunity to drive a Formula 1 car around such an iconic track. Hopefully next year it will be the real thing! That’s my target and I’m working hard to achieving my ultimate dream.”

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“Firstly, thanks to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and to Formula 1 for this amazing opportunity,” added Mick. “Any time I can jump on a bike at these types of events, it’s always a real pleasure.


The runs will celebrate the first of Mick Doohan's five 500cc titles

“It marks 30 years since my first world title back in 1994. Time does go by so quickly, as now, I’m going to be on track with my son, which will be a truly special moment for both of us. I continue to support Jack and support his career endeavours working towards the goal of racing in Formula 1. We’re both very much excited to putting on a show in front of the home fans in Melbourne over the Grand Prix weekend at Albert Park.”

The Doohan Demonstration Laps will take place on Saturday March 23 at 0955 and 1515, and Sunday March 24 at 1335 local time.

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