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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Shaken - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 5:27 PM

The attached documents are nothing. These couldve been written (and signed) by anyone though likely they are the genuine article . The arguement is that Schwantz was not licensed for this event and in the absence of licence(s) COTA maintain Schwantz is out of the picture.

AJ - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 5:38 PM

This whole episode of "he said and they said" is Ridiculous and Disgracefull towards Kevin as well the entire RIDER community, to say the least.
What COTA has done, to send Kevin away is a sign of insecurity and disgrace for the management of COTA especially when Kevin was invited by teams participating on the test sessions.
i feel hurt at how a legend has been treated at a ciruit and COTA needs to make amends for that.
With due respect for all other riders and DORNA involved, We have to demand some respect for a legend like "Kevin Schwantz"
MOney is Not everything!
Being riders and Motorcycling enthusiasts ,we as a group of passionate Race heads, should not allow such behaviour. As they are the people who entertain us with their lives on the line for us.
Now i see where Casey Stoner is coming from when he says there is Lack of respect for riders and this incident is or can i say - an indiactor at the sorry state behind the scenes.
Regarding the legal disputes, well this is the jo

Wacko - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 5:54 PM

A) Why no comment from Tavo Helmund on this unless there is a gag order? May have answered my own question there as Schwantz states "Unlike others who have had disputes with CotA, I am free to speak my mind."

B) Why nothing from Carmelo? Same as Helmund?

RomoFuerte - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 6:05 PM

Unfortunately in business dealings at such a high level backstabbing and stumping others to get to the top is normal in the USA. There's tons of books in stores which train you just to do that.

white collar dastarb - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 6:16 PM

I'm pretty sure those white collar guys of CotA would be sitting around wondering what to do with their money if it wasn't for Schwatnz's enthusiasm and acquaintances within the MotoGP world. He obviously brought together Dorna and CotA investors and now they want to kick him out. Even the fact that he contributed to the design of the track's layout speaks dividents about his overall involvement.

I wish he emerges as a victor out of all this.

Realist

March 27, 2013 6:23 PM

People sure like to make grave assumptions with very little "fact" to support those assumptions. Nobody has the full story, yet, you are all calling for the mastication of CoTA and the ascension of the "legend" Schwantz as though his input gives him license to do whatever he wants. How about we allow both sides to tell the COMPLETE story before passing judgment!!??

Stanj2 - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 6:58 PM

I don't believe Schwantz did anything to "piss them off". This is a case of him being in a vulnerable position business wise and cutting him from the deal left a considerably larger piece of the pie to others. it is called Business in America, or anywhere else nowadays, nothing personal .

CRT - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 7:46 PM

@AJ "This whole episode of "he said and they said" is Ridiculous and Disgracefull towards Kevin as well the entire RIDER community, to say the least."

I'm willing to bet it's less than one tenth of one percent of the riding community actually know who Kevin Schwantz is.

Furthermore, it is Mr. Schwantz who continues to post comments in the media, which in turn causes COTA to react.

This would be better for everyone if both parties would shut thier mouths, and let the courts figure it out.

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