Mick Doohan made his 500cc debut in 1989 at Suzuka, Japan racing with the Rothmans Honda Team and joining Australian team mate, Wayne Gardner. During his career which spanned 11 seasons (1989-1999) Doohan won 54 races, his first being the Hungarian GP, claimed 95 Podiums, 58 Pole Positions and most importantly won Five 500cc World Championships; (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998) while racing with the Repsol Honda Team.
Mick raced during one of the most competitive era’s of 500cc racing and was unlucky not to secure both the 1991 and 1992 World Championships. A horrific injury in Assen in 1992 had him miss four races which ultimately cost him the World Championship after a commanding lead. Doohan is regarded as one of the greatest Motorcycle riders ever and has been named a MotoGP Legend.
This ARAI helmet is very special as it has been worn by Mick during his 1996 Championship winning season. Mick also personally signed this helmet recently with the bonus inscription “94, 95, 96, 97 98 WORLD CHAMPION”
Remaining consistent with all genuine rider worn ARAI helmets, it also features the official FIM sticker on the inside of the helmet.
Genuine worn Mick Doohan helmets rarely become available so this presents a great opportunity to acquire a helmet at a very fair price.
This piece is backed by an Autographed Collectables 100% Guarantee of Authenticity along with a photo of Mick holding the signed helmet.
please note the following about this helmet;
* the fitted visor is not from the original worn helmet, but is replacement from a standard RX-7 model helmet.
* the clip to keep the right visor cover on is broken, this however can be easily kept in place with double sided tape
* the left visor cover was broken, and is now being kept in place with a black screw