Little over a month ahead of its official opening, the Mick Doohan Motocoaster has seen its 605m course completed in the past week.

Featuring 18 turns throughout the course, the coaster will make the most of its gentle 72km/hr launch and 7m top height by emphasising the feeling of speed on the

It marks the third roller coaster on the Gold Coast from Swiss manufacturer Intamin AG in the past few years. In 2005 Warner Bros. Movie World launched Superman Escape while Wet'n'Wild Water World is preparing Surf Rider which uses roller coaster technology to deliver a conventional flat ride style experience. Surf Rider is expected open before the end of the year.

Since 2000 the Gold Coast has seen a surge in the number of roller coasters built, with the number of coasters almost tripling to eleven. In 2003 Dreamworld permanently shut Thunderbolt, demolishing it six months later.

Ahead of the Motocoaster's opening in September, stay tuned to Roller-Coaster.com.au for all the latest construction photographs and updates.