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Kevin Schwantz returns to UK racing after 20 years

Kevin Schwantz returns to UK racing after 20 years

Snapshot: The former GP champion will ride a 1950 Norton 500 Featherbed in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy at Goodwood Revival on September 12-14

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Most of the MotoGP fans are very much familiar with this name. Kevin Schwantz did not win many championships in his life, but earned immense respect from millions around the world including the seven time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi. His retirement in 1993 marked the end of his racing career, but Schwantz is making a comeback for one final time at Goodwood Revival.

The three-day festival is one of its kind as it allows cars and motorcycles that were made between 1948 and 1966 to race against each other. Schwantz will be racing astride a 1950 Norton 500 Featherbed. The 50 year old raced for the last time in 1995 at the 500cc Japanese Grand Prix.

Confirming his participation in the event he said, "I’m excited to be taking part in the Goodwood Revival and riding not only one of the most famous racing motorcycles ever made, but also a machine whose design changed motorcycle racing forever.

I’ve never raced at the Revival, but have been to the Festival of Speed and was blown away by what an incredible event it is. The machines, not to mention the legends of motorsports in attendance, and the sheer number of spectators was just amazing. The Goodwood Motor Circuit looks really quick and I am looking forward to racing the Norton 500 Featherbed out on the track."

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