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Schwantz's Suzuki School returns to Europe

Schwantz's Suzuki School returns to Europe

Schwantz's Suzuki School returns to Europe

After the successful first visit of the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School to Germany last year, the former 500cc World Champion is taking the KSSS on an expanded 2004 summer tour which will include four two-day schools in Germany and two two-day schools in France.

Suzuki and Schwantz plan to make this an annual series of successful overseas school tours where the American brings his unique experience to motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

Still famous for his enthusiasm on and off the track, Schwantz is excited about returning to Europe. "I am excited about going back to Europe to do our schools with Suzuki and the world-class program my instructors and I have put together," he said. "Last year's European schools went great, and, of course, we're always improving so expect this year's to be even better."

Timed to coincide with the eighth round of the MotoGP World Championship at Sachsenring on July 18, two schools are slated at Luneburg for July 20-21 and July 23-24 before returning to Gross Dolln for two schools on July 27-28 and July 30-31.

The final two schools will be in France at Carole Circuit for August 4-5 and the Ales circuit on August 10-11. A maximum of 30 students per school will be split into two groups (Street and Advanced) and provided with Michelin Pilot Sport-shod Suzuki's. In Germany, the SV650/S will be the featured bike and in France the Suzuki SV1000/S will be used in conjunction with the SV650/S.

The Schwantz School's curriculum is broken into alternating 20-minute classroom and track sessions covering subjects such as visual skills, concentration, body position, steering technique, cornering lines, reference points, gear selection, shifting technique, braking technique and controlling panic.

MotoGP, 2004

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