SCH­WANTZ’S MA­CAU

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Comment -

In what has be­come the most leg­endary Ma­cau per­for­mance of all, Grand Prix star Kevin Sch­wantz was per­suaded to ride his fac­tory Suzuki RGV500 in the 1988 race.

The Amer­i­can, who went on to win the 500cc world ti­tle in 1993, wheel­ied his way to a huge win­ning mar­gin over Peter Ru­batto and Robert Dun­lop.

“I look back on that and won­der how Suzuki ever thought about let­ting me do it,” says Sch­wantz.

“As big a kid as I was, and as much stupid stuff as I did on a proper race­track… wow, what I could have done there with those walls, and how bad I could have got hurt! It has some tricky up­hill blind left-right corners, and cer­tain parts of it are re­ally, re­ally fast. It’s no walk in the park by any stretch.”

Sch­wantz was so far ahead in ’88 he was pulling feet-off wheel­ies just for fun

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