Americans Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz and Kenny Roberts are at Goodwood in the UK for the annual Festival of Speed this week.
Rainey made a short run yesterday, and he and Roberts rode the Hill Course today. Rainey is riding a 1992 YZR500 while Roberts is riding an ex-Jeremy McWilliams Proton KR3 (that looks a great deal like the one he was working on in his shop last October).
Rainey, paralyzed in a crash at Misano in 1993, is riding a Yamaha outfitted with hand controls, no tire warmers and one employing the always interesting “run and grab” stopping technique by his crew. He seems to be having a fantastic time.
The concerned expression on the Yamaha Japan tech while warming the bike up suggests spare parts for the V4 two-stroke are slim.