Doohan to race Schumacher and Button in China

Published: 30 September 2009

Five-time 500cc GP World Champion Mick Doohan will race F1 legend Michael Schumacher and current F1 championship leader Jenson Button this November.

Doohan, who won five consecutive GP titles from 1994-1998, will compete in a variety of cars in The Race of Champions on 4 November in the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China – the Olympic stadium is being tarmaced for the occasion.

The Race of Champions is a really fun event,” said Doohan.

“In June I raced in Portugal at the ROC Legends and had a great time, so I’m really looking forward to taking part at the World Finals in Beijing, I can only imagine how good it will be! It’s going to be an awesome event.

"I will get to race some amazing cars against the likes of Schumacher and Button, which is incredibly exciting. It will be great to mix it with these guys and find out what makes them tick.”

Doohan is the latest in a list of famous names from the world of two-wheeled motorsport who have taken part in The Race of Champions, with others including Valentino Rossi, Troy Bayliss and multiple X-Games gold medallist Travis Pastrana.