MotoGP » Wayne Rainey 'overwhelmed' by Yamaha reception

Three-time motorcycling world champion and Yamaha legend Wayne Rainey received a warm welcome as he paid a visit to the Japanese manufacturer's motor racing headquarters - and returned to the scene of his career-ending crash

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September 09, 2011 10:11 PM

I remember all the great battles Rainey and Schwantz used to have, it was a shock when Rainey got injured but he ended his career while he was still on top, glad Yamaha honered him but I wish it was not at the track that ended his 500gp racing career.

Kimon from Greece

September 10, 2011 11:48 AM
Last Edited 1360 days ago

Saw his accident from the TV. Gutted.
Remember also Kevin#34 (my personal hero) saying after
1993 championship ended, something like 'there is no fun racing without Wayne'(don't remember the exact

The Old Man - Unregistered

September 11, 2011 5:45 AM

Remembering when he raced the AMA Superbike series on the 2nd generation Interceptor. SO smooth and such a master of tire wear. Battled Fred Merkle and Schwantz. Would hang back and then just gradually up the pace till they crashed trying to stay ahead or burned up their rubber. Then thank you and goodbye. Never thought Schwantz would stay up enough to win a championship, or that Rainey, of the 2, would be the one in a chair. He never wrecked.

Skiwi1 - Unregistered

September 11, 2011 9:39 AM

Maximum respect for one of Grand Prix's true legends and great to see his participation in the event.
A sad indication of the clientele here on Crash that there are only 10 posts in connection with this event.

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