MotoGP » FLASHBACK: Kevin Schwantz talks Austin circuit design

1993 500cc world champion Kevin Schwantz talks about the ideas and inspiration behind the design of the Austin circuit, which hosts its first MotoGP test this week.

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STONER - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 7:15 AM

Kevin, like his good friend Tavo (who sued the new owners and settled out of court) are in it for the money and these stories are coming up to get public support, and trying to persuade Cota to pay him to keep quite. Dorna sure aren't and KS is one of their Legends!!

The F1 race ran perfect without KS's help and I'm sure the race in April will be great too without his help..

faj of motogp - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 7:54 PM

the circuit looks awesome, i like the section coming off turn one reminds me of crane of curves, but damn can loose all red, white, an blue paint, just based on safety alone, rain on paint... not good for traction! n ya gota wonder how moto3 will do going up that incline too one on the start... really looking forward to opening day!

Pay the Deserving.. - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 4:58 PM

Kevin's expertise, advice, consultation, design input, track experience, seat-of-the-pants feelings, all played a major part on how COTA turned out. Sure, lots of riders could have taken his place, but Kevin is who they went with, and Kevin is who they should compensate. Karma's a b!tch, everyone will get theirs. Would have been easier had KS covered his a$$ in contract on paper...

Mikee B. - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 4:45 AM

Looks like the riders had fun and it great to see the rookie Marquez is having fun at the track that basically in my backyard. I have tickets on corner two so its nice to know I'll be seeing some action as they race down the hill threw the series of corners. Going to be exciting but I've really enjoyed my visits to the Laguna Seca rounds in the past. Good luck to all the riders and I'll be looking forward to seeing you fight for victory in just a few weeks.


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