Team Suzuki Press Office – July 14.
World 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix Champion Kevin Schwantz was re-united with his 1993 World Championship-winning Suzuki RGV500 at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex in the UK today.
Schwantz took to the saddle of his iconic #34 Lucky Strike Suzuki along with past and present stars of motorcycle and motor racing at the three-day event that attracted an attendance upwards of 150,000.
The 48 year old also met-up with Suzuki’s long-standing Grand Prix Team Manager Garry Taylor before he jets-off to Japan at the end of the month to ride in the World Endurance Championship second round alongside Yukio Kagayama and Noriyuki Haga aboard a GSX-R1000.
Schwantz and ‘Team Kagayama’ enter the 2013 Coca-Cola Zero Suzuka 8 Hours on July 28th – the biggest and most-prestigious motorcycle race on Japan’s motorcycle racing calendar – as one of three major Suzuki contenders for the race victory alongside the Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team and also reigning World Champions, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT).
Schwantz is pictured with Phoebe Taylor, daughter of Suzuki Grand Prix Manager Garry Taylor.