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News - Schwantz Racing
02 April 2012

Schwantz-Seat2Saddlemen is pleased to announce the launch of the Kevin Schwantz Signature Seat for sportbikes. The Kevin Schwantz Signature Seat features Kevin's world famous #34 as well as his signature embroidered on the seat.

"We are very thrilled to be working with Kevin, not only is he a great ambassador for the sport, he knows exactly what's important when it comes to seating position on a motorcycle" says, Ron Benfield, Director of Sales and Marketing at Saddlemen, "Saddlemen will also partner with Kevin at his Schwantz Motorcycle Riding Schools, by fitting the school bikes with his signature seat."

When Kevin retired from professional competition in 1995, the FIM felt the loss to the sport was so significant that they retired his signature competition number 34. It was the first time in the history of the sport that a rider had been so honored, and his number 34 continues to be one of the most recognized symbols in racing. "I am excited to work with Saddlemen on the development of this seat and more", says Schwantz, "my students and racers to come will benefit from the relationship as we continue to develop hi tech sport bike seats."

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23 March 2012

I raced on Dunlops during my Superbike days in 1985 and 1986, and also during my GP racing in 1991, and I have tons of faith in the quality of Dunlop products.

Dunlop is pleased to announce the launch of a new sponsorship agreement with the Schwantz School. Established by GP racing champion Kevin Schwantz, the Schwantz School dunlop-bigworks with small groups of students to create safer, faster, more confident riders. Kevin instructs in the classroom and rides at every school, and his full fleet of Honda CBR600RR and Suzuki GSX-R600 sport bikes for students, as well as all instructor bikes, will be equipped with Dunlop tires. By teaming up with Dunlop, the Schwantz School expands the list of top riding schools that operate with Dunlop tires exclusively, including Keith Code's California Superbike School, Jason Pridmore's STAR Motorcycle School and Reg Pridmore's CLASS Motorcycle School, as well as many others.

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01 February 2012

The VMCC Ltd is proud to announce some very exciting news concerning this year's event which will be held at Mallory Park on 6/7/8 July 2012.

Festival-of-1000-Bikes-12-LogoIn association with event partner Michelin none other than 1993 500cc GP World Champion "Revvin" Kevin Schwantz will be riding an Ex-works Suzuki RGV 500 in our "Past Masters" track feature on Sunday 08th July. This will be the first time Kevin has returned to Mallory Park since the 1986 Race of The Year.
Kevin stated "Mallory Park was where I first raced a 500cc GP 2-stroke, it was not a GP, but it was the first time I actually competed on a 500, thanks to my late friend Barry Sheene. It will be interesting to ride at Mallory Park after so many years!"

VMCC CEO James Hewing stated "Kevin Schwantz has been the most requested rider to head up this year's "Past Masters" line-up & it's is a huge privilege for us to make this dream come true for 1000s of race fans."

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20 November 2011

The World Champions Kevin Schwantz and Jorge Lorenzo and the American rider Ben Spies accompanied Ivan Dominguez, Grup Pont Commercial Director at the launch of an ambitious project in which Club Pont Grup continues to promote bike safety.

Presentation Club Pont Grup Safety School - Kevin Schwantz
The Club Pont Grup continues to support the motorcycle world and now does so by creating the Club Pont Grup Safety School. At the Club Pont Grup Safety School, attendees will have the opportunity to learn motorcycle maneuvers and advice necessary to make a motorcycle driving safer and enjoyable from a World Champion.

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24 October 2011

by Kevin Schwantz

Marco-SimoncelliThe first time I met Marco Simoncelli, it was with Valentino, and I think it was in '03 or '04. He was just getting started in Grand Prix and came to dinner with us after the Grand Prix in Barcelona. I was like, "Who is this kid? He's too big! He's never going to turn out to be anything." But Valentino's said, "No, he's really fast, really good." And of course Valentino was right.

Marco Simoncelli wasn't just a fast racer with a huge amount of talent and potential, he was also just a great kid. He just always had a smile on his face. He was happy to be racing. A lot of us—and I mean us, because it did get that way for me—it got to where racing was such a big job, it almost wasn't fun any more. You couldn't offset all the demands and the workload, for the hour of pleasure of trying to kick everybody's ass on Sunday. And Simoncelli, right to the very end, seemed to have the best grasp of anybody out there, on it.

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