SO MUCH 5 MotoGP champions who retired due to injury will be discussed in this article. MotoGP is the most prestigious motorcycle racing event in the world.
However, did you know that this event is a dangerous sport. Not a few motorcycle racers who suffered injuries due to serious accidents on the circuit. There are even a number of runners who died! A number of riders have also decided to retire from MotoGP due to serious crashes.
So who are the MotoGP riders who have given up on injury? The MotoGP riders referred to here are not only in the MotoGP class, but also in the 500 cc class which used to be the premier or top class.
Here are 5 MotoGP champions who retired due to injury:
5. Kevin Schwantz
Kevin Schwantz was the 1993 500cc World Champion with Suzuki. However, due to a fatal accident on the Mugello circuit in 1995, he could no longer find his best performance.
After several hand injuries at the age of 31, he felt he could no longer challenge for the world title. As a result, at the end of the 1995 season, the American rider decided to retire.
Freddie Spencer was 500cc world champion with Honda in 1983 and 1985. He was also 250cc world champion in 1985. However, after that he did not score a single point in the 500cc class in 1986 due to tendinitis or inflammation of the tendons (strong scarring of the tissues that connect bones and muscles).
When he suffered a serious accident, he was only 24 years old. Indeed, Freddie Spencer made his comeback in 1987. However, he failed to earn a single point until his official retirement.
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