7. CotA vs. Schwantz
An interesting sidebar to the season, we think, will be the ongoing saga between 1993 world champ Kevin Schwantz and the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas. Track management claims Schwantz had no part in bringing the track to life or MotoGP to his home state of Texas, going so far as to kick him off the property during a recent test.
Schwantz thinks otherwise, and has the documents to prove it. It’s disappointing the two sides can’t come to an agreement as this only hurts the sport. However the drama unfolds, though, we’ll be paying close attention to see how it pans out.