Kevin Schwantz to Appear at Ducati Austin Store
Ahead of the second round of 2013 MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, fans have the opportunity to meet one of most respected US champions – Kevin Schwantz.
The 1993 World Champion, who donned the #34 while competing in the aggressive 500cc era, will be the special guest at the Ducati Austin store, 812 E. Braker Lane, Austin, Texas, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18.
Schwantz, a Houston native, will make the appearance thanks to a collaboration of Ducati Austin and Dainese. During the meet and greet, Schwantz, who runs the Kevin Schwantz School, will share memories and his thoughts on the 2013 MotoGP Championship.
After an interview, there will be an autograph session followed by a Ducati Austin Happy Hour. Ducati Austin also will provide complimentary posters for all attendees.
Schwantz was a fierce competitor in the two-stroke, 500cc era of World Championship racing from 1986 – 1995, taking the title in 1993 aboard the Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV500. During his tenure in racing, he dueled with many other icons on the track, including Edie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Mick Doohan, who called Schwantz “the fastest person he ever raced.”
Through his nine-year career, Schwantz won 25 races. Besides running his school, Schwantz has much influence on many of today’s top MotoGP stars, including nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, and the Americans currently competing, Ben Spies, Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards.
Lately, Schwantz has been involved in a legal mess with the owners of Circuit of the Americas. To read more, click here.