I think this website probably carries far more weight with Doohan as the spokesman than it would if it were some Australian government Joe Schmo. The guy’s a legend…he’s so hardcore that he tried to race just after a ridiculous leg injury. One of his legs was dying off, and he had to have it surgically grafted to the other leg so it could “feed” off the healthy leg. He had just had the two separated when he was back on the bike, desperately trying to keep the title lead. You have to take it seriously when a guy like that tells you to protect yourself.