MotoGP » Puig reacts to Schwantz’s Pedrosa comments


"You [Schwantz] were a great rider, super spectacular, but always in the shade, first of Eddie Lawson and then Wayne Rainey" - Alberto Puig.

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Mr. Kruger - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 10:18 PM

Old Schwantz has to be the biggest attention ***** out there. His career has gone from 500cc rider to professional troll.

Everything Puig said is entirely correct. If Rainey didn't land in a wheelchair old Kevin would yet again be the first loser that year.

Puig is just a straightforward no-nonsense guy with a big heart that shies away from bullshit. Old Kevin loves to roll around in it. Now that Marc Marquez has come, Rossi is passe, Dorna don't need him any more, they just got a newer better model.

conrod - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 10:27 PM

The whole body reaction of Puig tells it all.
I would not like him to be my mentor as one would have
no hope of a factory ride.
I think Dani would be far better of without this guy and
i believe he would obtain better results.
He has earned a good income for years and Dani has
been too loyal .

jfc1 - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 10:39 PM

"Too much emphasis is put on winning the championship. Yes, it is the holy grail and the ultimate goal, but last I checked there is only one championship winner per year. Not winning hte championship does no indicate that a rider is without talent or does not deserve a factory ride."

...who is saying that, dude?

AlanG - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 10:48 PM

Not an unreasonable comment from Schwantz he is entitled to his opinion, I struggle to accept quoting yesteryears statistics it isn't what Schwantz was referring to let alone comparing himself to, maybe Mr Puig is just an overpaid manager protecting his income.
Its racing and to quote an Hollywood movie "if your not first your last"lol!, I bet Lorenzo and Rossi never considered runner up to be a success. All the guy said is he hasnt won anything in 8 years at the top

pukka - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 10:59 PM

Know, what... Puig is right. Right about Kevin being in the shade of his contemporaries just as Danny is and right about his rider development v. Kevin's. I don't know why Kevin has chosen to become the pariah of MGP with the COTA debacle, serving Dorna legal papers and now the shots at Danny and Puig but he would be better served making allies in MGP not more enemies. I've long been a Schwantz fan but wonder where this near dementia is coming from.

dennis - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 11:02 PM

I still have fond memories o Kevin after all these years and a pair of Schwantz boots which I love. Will I remember Puig in years to come? Yes.Not his riding but for his comments towards a legend like Revin Kevin.Thanks for the memories!!

laughable - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 11:27 PM

that photo is funny... Dani almost looks ashamed and Puig looks like hes been caught doing somthing wrong lol

tho I agree with most comments on here ,
both Alberto and Kev have good points, but Schwantz is starting to look the fool, always reaching for headlines... sure a reporter asked 'whats your take on Dani winning the WC this year, and Schwants open his mouth and inserts foot lol...

and Of cource Puig is gona reply, but again, open mouth and incert foot lol...

I say put them both in the Octagon and sell some tickets.

Tim Mackie - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 11:36 PM

I am always amazed at people's memory of the 1993 500cc season. It is totally incorrect of Alberto Puig to say that Rainey would have won the title if he had not crashed at Misano. Everyone seems to forget that Kevin Schwantz was leading the title and in control of the season until Mick Doohan took him out in one of the nastiest accidents in history at Donington Park on the first lap two rounds prior to Misano. Kevin Schwantz rode the rest of 1993 hiding his injuries from the Donington Park crash. Crashes happen, and Rainey would not have been leading the title if not for Mick Doohan's error in the first place. Life is full of what ifs, and racing is really full of them.
Kevin Schwantz approached the 1993 season very different from all of his previous seasons. He even changed how he rode the warm up laps, so that his Suzuki would not “bog” off the line as in previous years. His constancy and speed earned him the title, not Rainey's crash. Rainey would never have won the 1992 title if

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