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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COTASucks - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 6:17 PM

COTA's response included this:
"Mr. Schwantz does not have any relationship with Circuit of The Americas. He is not one of the investors who spent $400 million to design and build the facility. "
and this:
" Circuit of The Americas, and as a private property owner, the Circuit determines who has access to its facility."

The construction costs were partially subsidized by the State of Texas using tax payer money. Since Schwantz is a resident of Texas he actually was one of the people who invested in the project.

Also, any project that receives millions of dollars from the State government shouldn't be considered a wholly private entity.

CRT - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 6:42 PM

Yes it was partially subsidized by local/state taxes, because it is going to bring an estimated 300 million dollars in revenue per year to community. Revenue that is taxable.

Just becuase something is subsidized, does not mean it is government controlled, and there is no way in hell it should be controlled by government.

CRT - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 7:33 PM
Last Edited 488 days ago


"Those of you who defend this corporate entity are part of the problem"

Well now, since you have all of the insdie information why don't you let us all know what really happened.

You can go ahead and lump Mr. Schwantz in your corporate category as well, since the deal was supposedly fostered through his company.

The problem is people like you making assumptions without having all of the facts.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Reference to offensive user name removed.

shamarone

March 21, 2013 8:34 PM

re: "Everyone who has road this track has said its a F1/Car track which makes me wonder how much Input Kevin really had on this Project."

2 words... elevation changes. isn't that what everybody's been slating tilke's designs for NOT having up to this point...?

F1 drivers and aerodynamicists like flat and level. on car side, speed is converted into down force. highest traps speeds (and thus down force) can't be achieved going over hills (although one could certainly get airborne trying to).

in contrast, bike side doesn't give a crap about down force, "mechanical grip" is all we have so enter a modicum of elevation changes to COTA courtesy of one K. Schwantz.

RG500 - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 8:39 PM

My understanding is Kevin had a gentlemans agreement to work to secure a Moto GP race at Austin. Unfortunately that type opf agreement requires a gentleman on both sides. From a moral standpoint this really sucks! ... but then again, most people nowadays don't even know what morals are!

chaind

March 21, 2013 8:44 PM

Obviously some of the people here are missing the fact. Kevin was there with Attack Suzuki, as part of their CRT team effort. With a pass that had his name on it. Meaning COTA agreed to having him there, indirectly or not (still allowed access).
It puzzles me how he could get access to the track without credentials? They don't just let anyone walk in!
Come on folks! This is totally COTA trying desperately to make a point, after the fact.
If he was there creating issues for the track thats one thing. But he was there at a CRT teams request, that itself makes his presence legal. I am quite sure there is no rule for the track stating people with lawsuits are not allowed at COTA.
Simply put this is very silly politics. They think they are hurting Kevin, when in fact they are hurting the sport, for the benefit of their pride.

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