Kevin Schwantz had the reputation for being the rider most
prepared to ride on the ragged edge between control and catastrophe during an
era when there were many tough and flamboyant willing to risk their necks for a
tantalising chance at glory. This film follows Schwantz as he pursues his dream
of winning a World title through the 1989 season.
On a Suzuki RGV500, that gave
away up to about 15mph on top speed to its Honda and Yamaha rivals, leading him
to quip he had to be so late on the brakes he would “See God, then brake,” Schwantz
gives all he can – and then some.
have ever worked so hard, enjoyed so much popularity or provided so much
entertainment as Kevin Schwantz.
The hard talking, hard riding Texan finally
achieved his life’s ambition in 1993, rewarding his legions of loyal fans after
eight years of trying. This programme was put together to tell the tale of
Schwantz’s long struggle to the title.
Recapping the highlights of his career,
it also shows a lot of what Kevin got up to in his spare time; driving a
Bugatti 200mph supercar, golfing with his ‘interesting’ friends and also
discussing the more serious side of his profession.
His family also make
contributions to the film alongside his Lucky Strike Suzuki team to give a real
picture of what made the man behind the #34 plate tick.