• May 19, 2008
As was reported earlier, Michael Schumacher made an appearance racing on a Honda at the Oschersleben circuit of the German Superbike Championship last weekend. On the surface, his twenty-eighth place finish seems rather disappointing, but upon further examination, it was a pretty good weekend overall for the ex-Formula 1 champ. Technical issues kept Schumacher from starting well, with only two racers behind him at position thirty-seven on the grid. Finishing all the way up to number 28 in the first race is a rather good outing considering the competition he was up against. In race two, Schumacher charged his way to position 21 before crashing out.

Despite the accident, Schumacher seems to have enjoyed his time on the track, saying, "I am a racer. I find motorcycles such a lot of fun, but I do not have any plans to enter a race series properly. Perhaps I will race from time to time, but always as a guest runner and without ambitions for another career." Good for you, Schumie. Thanks for the tip, Erik!

[Source: F1-Live]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Good stuff from Schumi as always. Considering he's not a pro rider, It took balls to enter the series at all. He just loves racing. I admire him for sticking to what he loves.
      • 6 Years Ago
      sweet, it was probably the fastest crash of the day
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad he's having fun, and that he knows he'll never be a real contender in motorcycle racing. That's a nice place to be in retirement.

      I do think he'll be entering more races though. It's addictive and racing is in his blood after all.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Naveed,

        He said "contender". Those other guys are competing, but they're not contending.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I dont think its a matter of him being a real competitor. I just dont beleive he wants to give the time it takes to be a real competitor. Are you saying a bulk of the riders behind him when he crashed arent real competitors either? It's not like hes getting lapped here. The guy isnt even full-time and hes passing people up. He has natural talent; like he said, "im a racer."
      • 6 Years Ago
      how many of us would like to say those words. hmm

      thats pretty cool of shumacher he is racing for fun not behind of all the F1 politics and stuff. go him even if he crashes
      • 6 Years Ago
      At his age some motorcycle racers move to auto racing since it's safer but still competitive. He's definitely in the minority moving the other way at his age, but seems to be doing relatively well for himself. I'm sure that if he were in his twenties and had spend the last two decades on bikes instead of cars he would be at the top of the pack.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I give the guy due credit. To pass as many pro riders as he did before crashing is impressive. Also, if you don't ever crash, you never find the limits on a bike. He could have easily been slow and safe but he went after it and for that, I give him a ton of credit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Come on autoblog, "Schumacher falls - literally?" Well, it's a good thing that you pointed out that he literally fell, because "Schumacher falls in motorbike race debut" would give the impression that he fell figuratively.

      /sarcasm
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gotta give him props when he easily could be napping on the easy chair if he wanted to. I'll give extra props just because he chose a red rider as his bike.
      • 6 Years Ago
      stick with 4 wheels shumi
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good for him doing what he has fun at.
      • 6 Years Ago
      what a G
      • 6 Years Ago
      so from rossi joining him in F1 it went to him racing on bikes, i guess bikes ar emore fun
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