Kevin Schwantz’s busy summer


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With all that unpleasantness around the Circuit of the Americas behind him, Kevin Schwantz has a busy summer ahead of him.

This weekend, Schwantz is scheduled to once again run in the classic Suzuka 8-Hours endurance race. He’s on a team with Nitro Nori Haga (aka the Samurai of Slide) and Yukio Kagayama. The team will run a Suzuki GSX-R1000.

But, not all Schwantz’s racing efforts this summer will be superbike-powered. He’s also running in the Goodwood Revival at the UK’s Goodwood Motor Circuit, aboard a Featherbed-framed Norton Works 500. The machine was originally piloted by Geoff Duke during the 1950 Isle of Man TT series.

This is Schwantz’s first visit to the Goodwood Revival, although he he’s visited the circuit before; he piloted his Suzuki RGV500 around the Hillclimb track last year.

“I’m excited to be taking part in the Goodwood Revival and riding not only one of the most famous racing motorcycles ever made, but also a machine whose design changed motorcycle racing forever,” Schwantz said. “The Goodwood Motor Circuit looks really quick and I am looking forward to racing the Norton 500 “Featherbed” out on the track.”

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