Motorcycle racing career statistics Grand Prix motorcycle racing Active years – After suffering a bruising heat race crash in qualifying for the Houston Supercross in , Schwantz decided to quit motocross. Schwantz unexpectedly retired early in the season. Schwantz at a demonstration event in The next morning the Yoshimura team showed up with a Superbike, and by the afternoon Schwantz had run close to the lap record.
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His parents owned a motorcycle dealership in Houston and Schwantz learned to ride motorcycles at the age of 3. Rainey won the championship, but Schwantz closed out the second half of the season winning five of six Superbike rounds. The Superbike National Championship marked the beginning of Schwantz’ fiercely competitive rivalry with Wayne Rainey.
Gardner — E. Schwantz at a demonstration event in This page was last edited schwanttz 7 Januaryat The day before the try-out at Willow Springs, Ulrich took his endurance bike out to the track and had Schwantz make laps all day.
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Duke — U. Schwantz won his last Grand Prix in Great Britain in A few months later, a friend walked into the shop and asked him race an endurance road race with him. Hocking — M. I was a little billiards ace back then. My claim to fame as a kid was beating Andrews and Gary Nixon at billiards in the same year. Surtees — J. Kevin Schwantz Schwantz at a demonstration event in It was not uncommon for Schwantz and Rainey to bang into one another at triple-digit speeds.
Doohan — M. Ad closing in second s Rainey eventually won the National Championship but Schwantz closed the season winning five out of six races.
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The next morning the Yoshimura team showed up scwhantz a Superbike, and by the afternoon Schwantz had run close to the lap record. Check out this trailer the new feature-length biopic being made about the late, great Barry Surtees — G. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He also served as a consultant for Team Suzuki and continued to make appearances and race in special events on behalf of Suzuki. He went on to win two other Superbike races that season and was ranked seventh in the series after racing in only half of the events.
By the late s, Schwantz moved to international competition in the cc Grand Prix World Championships. He finished that race in sixth, 24 seconds behind the Australian duo of Daryl Beattie and Mick Doohan in first and second. Schwantz — M. Duke — J. My hope is that each of you respect my decision and despite my absence, have a kein weekend as Lord March and his Goodwood staff always provide.
Read — G. Agostini — G. I just used to lock up the rear brake going into the corner trying to get it stopped with the bike hopping and skittering all over the place.