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Michael Schumacher at Valencia - on two wheels

11 March 2013

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.