• Apr 7, 2008

Actions speak louder than words. Surely a multiple world champion driver like Michael Schumacher would appreciate such a principal, yet the retired Formula One driver continues to proclaim that he has no intention of competing in MotoGP despite his actions suggesting otherwise. After bringing you previous reports of Schumacher dazzling the crowds at various motorcycle races, comes news that Schumi was called up by the Ducati team to fill in for its injured test driver. The Italian motorcycle racing team was in the middle of a three-day test session when its official test rider Vittoriano Guareschi was injured after falling off his bike, precluding him from continuing with the tests. Rather than call on any of what surely must be a long list of eager and experienced motorcyclists to take Guareschi's place, Ducati called Michael and asked him to step in.

Meanwhile Schumacher's successor at Ferrari, reigning world champion and current points leader Kimi Raikkonen, an experienced motocross rider, uncharacteristically commented at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix that he'd like to follow in Schumacher's footpegs and try out a MotoGP racing bike, however Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali put the brakes on the prospect for the time being by commenting that Kimi has enough on his hands focusing on defending his title on four wheels.

[Source: F1-Live and Autosport]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      The bike is by Walz Hardcore Cycles. I believe Kimi has two of their bikes. I'm thinking the Enzo is his as well. There's no way Ferrari would let him roll in an AMG!
        • 6 Years Ago
        id rather be rollin in a FXX....and yes that is Kimi to those who think its Schumi....i mean come on...theres no square jaw outline
      • 6 Years Ago
      This brings up an interesting question: With traction control outlawed for 2008, will Valentino Rossi come back, even for testing?

      After all, I read that his biggest problem with the F1 car was the electronic controls.
      • 6 Years Ago
      nice bike.. check it out here. It is called the iceman 2

      http://www.walz-hardcore-cycles.com/englisch/index.html
        • 6 Years Ago
        sorry it is the iceman.... doh!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The bike looks WAY better than the Enzo. The Enzo is one of Ferrari's biggest stinkers. It's fiberglass kit car ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hey someone move that ugly bike outta the way so we can see the enzo!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing. The bike may be a work of art etc, but a picture with just Schumacher and an Enzo in his garage would be right for so many reasons.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @mattydread - That's not Schumacher, it's Raikonnen.