The Schwantz School will be on hiatus for the 2014 riding season, says the riding instruction school. The press release for the track school lists Kevin Schwantz’s “travel/racing schedule and other factors” as the reason for the school’s hiatus. Schwantz is slated to compete in the Suzuka 8-Hour endurance race with the Yoshimura Suzuki Legends team in July.
The MotoGP Legend also is to be a “Guest of Honor” at the Classic Motorcycle Festival at Donington Park in August, and there is possibility Schwantz will be racing in England in September as well. As for the “other factors” mentioned, Schwantz is quoted as wanting to spend time in his recently remodeled home in Austin, Texas.
However with the Schwantz School having trouble filling and hosting classes, and Kevin’s impending courtroom battle with the Circuit of the Americas race track, which has been pushed back into May, we imagine this hiatus goes beyond just a busy calendar for the Texan.
Hopefully by the time that 2015 rolls around, the lawsuit with COTA will have been resolved, the economy will see more riders looking to learn some racecraft from the 1993 Grand Prix World Champion, and the Schwantz School will be back at full force. After all, how often do you get to ride and learn from a GP Champion?