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Schwantz keeps sharp with New Zealand race victories

Schwantz keeps sharp with New Zealand race victories

MotoGP Legend turns weekend warrior at motorcycle festival.

A MotoGP Legend was back in the saddle this past weekend, as former World Champion Kevin Schwantz took a star turn at the 30th Pukekohe Classic Festival in New Zealand.

The American, best known for his title win onboard a Suzuki in 1993, swung his leg over a Manx Norton bike at the Pukehohe Raceway circuit, both track and machine firsts in Schwantz’ decorated career.

One thing did remain true to the script, however; Schwantz, using the number 34 plate permanently on his bike throughout his time in the World Championship, took a clean sweep of the six races that he entered over the weekend.

Previous famous faces from MotoGP history to make appearances at the festival include Giacomo Agostini, Umberto Masetti, John Surtees and Geoff Duke, but Guest of Honour Schwantz is the first former titlist to actually compete as part of proceedings.

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MotoGP, 2009, Kevin Schwantz

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