MotoGP » Kevin Schwantz 'told to leave' Austin MotoGP test

"CotA management requested I leave the track immediately... CotA's security force also accused me of criminal trespass and warned I would be arrested the next time I entered the track" - Kevin Schwantz.

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paul dumont - Unregistered

March 20, 2013 9:32 PM

I agree that Kevin is a legend in motorcycling and I am sure there is much happening in the sport around the world with his involvement that we don't see or hear. It shows that know matter who you are, when you mix with the big boys of Dorna, especially the arogance of Carmello and his new found power over MotoGP & WSBK you will be side swiped if it doesn't suit his plans. I beleive under this guy and his old cronies will see demise of Bike recing as we know it. He might think he his the Bernie Ecclestone of the bike world but he is a long way from it.

fan - Unregistered

March 20, 2013 9:36 PM

"He might think he his the Bernie Ecclestone of the bike world but he is a long way from it. "

People hate Ecclestone more than anyone, but the show carries on. People hate Simon Cowell too, but he does what he sets out to do, no matter how crap it is. The masses seem to like it

caferacenz - Unregistered

March 20, 2013 9:58 PM

Bloody shameful way to treat a GP legend especially when he was so vital MotoGP coming to Texas. It would be cool if the riders put there foot down and escorted him into the circuit come the race.....


March 20, 2013 10:07 PM

What a crock. @TheBiscuit your comments are straight out of the Ready, Shoot Aim handbook. You don't know the facts, but you're quite ready to be judge and jury.

As to the dispute, based on what has been published, the CoA management saw an opportunity to cut Schwantz out and took it, after they had the benefits of his efforts. If he doesn't have a case in contract or equity, there may be a case for quantum meruit on the grounds of unjust enrichment.

Notwithstanding the merits or otherwise of their respective commercial positions in this, it is a separate matter to the reported incident.

Schwantz has a legitimate right to be at the circuit for testing. CotA contracted to provide the circuit to MotoGP for the event, and the owners are way out of line with their action in removing Schwantz, unless he was doing something illegal.

Criminal trespass??? There's no way they could make that stick in any country subject to proper rules of law.

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