• Nov 17th 2008 at 8:01AM
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Formula One champ Michael Schumacher has been enjoying his new gigs working with Ferrari's development team and hooning Honda Fireblades in various Superbike racing events, and he's proven to beabout as adept racing around on two wheels as he is on four. The seven-time F1 champion from Germany has been extended an open invitation by Honda racing officials to pilot one of its factory-prepped literbikes on the world stage. For his part, Schumacher has stated that he has no intentions to make a second career out of racing motorcycles, but his actions often seem to indicate otherwise, and he's apparently scheduled to take part in the German championship for 2009. We can only hope that our "retirement" is half as much fun as Michael Schumacher's. Thanks for the tip, Chris!

[Source: Autosport]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      After superbike racing, he'll probably switch to bicycle racing and take down Lance's record.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honda CBR1000RR ("Fireblade" in Europe)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd like to see him stay safe. A season of testing and racing on the SBK level may be too competitive for his safety (because he is so competitive).
      I'm sure he'd do excellent, but would rather see him back in an F1 car (Kimi's seat) if he goes back to any top level of racing.
      I can't help but remember when he first rode on the back of a MotoGP bike and had to tell the rider to slow down. I guess those days are probably gone (though I know SBK bikes are a bit slower).
      • 6 Years Ago
      what kinda bike is that in the thread picture?

      • 6 Years Ago
      wow... what a publicity stunt. He wouldn't be very competitive but Honda must think it's euros well spent to have him in their paddock.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Crazy.. crazy.. I gotta agree with Sharone./
        • 6 Years Ago
        Corina may have a different opinion. After all, she may be the sole beneficiary of the will :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wife rides horses. Husband is hell bent on riding race bikes when he has nothing left to prove.

      The kids will rather prefer that both parents are healthy and not wheelchair bound. Don't race, Michael.

      Though MotoGP would be pissed if he joins World Superbikes!!