No. 34 bows out for the fi­nal time

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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.”

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