No. 34 bows out for the final time
Schwantz was due to race at this year’s Goodwood Revival classic race, but he decided to pull out and retire from racing forever.
He said: “After much deliberation I have decided I no longer wish to road race competitively at any level.
“Thinking back to when I retired from Grand Prix competition in 1995, I waited until the last minute trying to convince myself that it was going to get better, and just before heading to the airport for the fourth race of the season I made the decision that I no longer wanted to put my butt on the line. I called the team and said I wasn’t coming and retired at that moment, with ironically and unbeknownst to me at the time, 34 points.
“For me, it is not possible to just ride for fun, I will want to ride to the limit and try and win and that risk is not something I am interested in taking anymore.”