MotoGP » Schwantz 'sets the record straight' on COTA claim


"Let me set the record straight: I am the reason MotoGP is coming to Texas and no one currently associated with COTA had anything to do with the design of the actual race track" - Kevin Schwantz.

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WTF - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 9:55 AM

Why Cota acts like this? Kevin Schwantz is a legend for the sport and if he is telling that he has done part of the job to have this Grandprix why they dot find a deal, there is money for everybody here... Money money Money, nobody cares about the Point that is have one American track at Texas, having legends like Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson , Wayne rainey and Kevin Schwantz treated with respect..=(.. I bealive on Kevin i think he has done is job but now Cota dont whant more is help, i just Wonder what guys like Colin Edwards and Ben Spies that are Texans what they think about?? Maybe they are thinking that after they finished there careers on Motogp this will be the respect that people will have for Motogp riders like they wach with Kevin Schwantz that was allways presente on Motogp all this years... Is like this when you are racing and you win you are the God and you are welcome im every party, but when you are finished when you loss your status forget about the party is better to st

WTF - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 9:56 AM

. Is like this when you are racing and you win you are the God and you are welcome im every party, but when you are finished when you loss your status forget about the party is better to stay at Home, i dont like this way of thinking

Grendlehop - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 10:07 AM

Don't know Kevin personally, but he must've ruffled someone's feathers a bit. Either way, none of us can choose sides not knowing the facts. A legal body of some kind will have to decide what actions are necessary. He is a legend though, and shouldn't have been kicked out of the venue in that manner. All former greats should have a free pass to all race sessions. Testing sessions might require more discretion.

mike - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 10:10 AM

Judging by the empty seats at the Daytona 200, 'The most famous motorcycle race in America', I doubt GP will be as successful as everyone is making out, at least not in terms of bums-on-seats ticket sales........

shamarone

March 27, 2013 10:24 AM
Last Edited 483 days ago

re: "The closing paragraphs appear to have angered Schwantz, who feels COTA is attempting to 'downplay his involvement' and 'rewrite history'."

SOP for scumbags. this isn't anything we haven't seen a 1000 times before.

re: "He is not one of the investors who spent $400 million to design and build the facility."

correct, his equity stake came in the form of his time and his name. the model for compensation is established and clear and is known as "celebrity endorsement". but of course i already pointed this out.

shamarone

March 27, 2013 10:33 AM
Last Edited 483 days ago

re: “So let me set the record straight: I am the reason MotoGP is coming to Texas and no one currently associated with COTA had anything to do with the design of the actual race track. There's no shortage of evidence to prove these facts."

YIKES...!!! nothing vague or ambiguous here. schwantz just served a whole lotta people a tall glass of STFU. make it rain brother.

Nick636

March 27, 2013 11:39 AM

@ Gixxer

True, but Schwantz is really sounding more and more pompous / arrogant. If he truly did SINGLE HANDEDLY bring MotoGP to Texas, where is the written proof he fails to produce? I think there's a lot of dodgey business happening from both parties.

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