F1 »

Michael Schumacher back on two wheels

Michael Schumacher spotted attending IDM Superbike test at Valencia.
F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who retired from grand prix for the final time at the end of last year, is back on track at Valencia today (Monday) - with two-wheels.

Schumacher, who entered several motorcycle races during his previous F1 sabbatical, has been confirmed as riding a Honda CBR1000RR at the Spanish circuit during a tyre test for the German IDM Superbike Championship (pictured).

Seven time F1 champion Schumacher made his most high profile motorcycle outing - a guest ride on a Ducati MotoGP machine - in a public test at Valencia in 2007.

That test, which marked only his second appearance on a MotoGP prototype, saw Schumi turn heads with a best lap time just five seconds from the MotoGP race record.

However his love of two-wheels has not been without consequences, a neck injury from a two-wheel spill prevented Schumacher accepting Ferrari's offer to replace the recovering Felipe Massa during 2009.

Tagged as: Michael Schumacher

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Michael Schumacher (D), Ducati Corse, 2007 MotoGP World Championship, Test, Valencia, Spain, 7 November 2007
Michael Schumacher tests Honda at Valencia (Pic: @CircuitValencia).
29.03.2015- Race, Michael Jackson`s Brother and Nikki Lauda (AU), Mercedes
29.03.2015- Race, Michael Jackson`s Brother and Pasquale Lattuneddu (ITA), FOM
Mick Schumacher (GER) Van Amserfoort [Credit: Van Amsersfoort Racing]
Michael Andretti drives the MP4/8 in the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix
23.11.2014- Sam Michael (AUS) McLaren Sporting Director
22.11.2014 - Michael
21.11.2014 - Free Practice 1, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Sam Michael (AUS) McLaren Sporting Director
Michael Schumacher
02.10.2014 - Sam Michael (AUS) McLaren Sporting Director
02.10.2014 - Sam Michael (AUS) McLaren Sporting Director
Mick Junior (Schumacher) secures Karting glory [pic: FIA World Karting]
18.09.2014 - Massimo Rivola (ITA), Scuderia Ferrari Sporting Director and  Michael
27.07.2014- Sam Michael (AUS) McLaren Sporting Director
26.07.2014- Qualifying, A message to Michael Schumacher
07.06.2014- (L-R) Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director, Sam Michael (AUS) McLaren Sporting Director and Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Team Principal
07.06.2014- Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director and Sam Michael (AUS) McLaren Sporting Director

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

peter file - Unregistered

March 11, 2013 12:42 PM

Leave the guy alone. Why shouldn't he enjoy himself doing something he loves. He's not out to prove anything, just have a good time, and it just so happens he's rather good on two wheels as well as four. Have a ball Schuey

© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.