Michael Schumacher: the biker
It’s an old story: retired man gets into motorbikes. TG.com heads to Paul Ricard to see what the F1 legend is up to next…
Posted: 12 Dec 2012
This safety-first approach continues through the day. There's a real sense of camaraderie between him and the other bikers as they all place their palms on tyres to see if there's any heat in them. Michael checks out a specially painted, slightly modified Mercedes F1 liveried Ducati 1199 Panigale, makes sure the tyres are warm and his seat is right. And it's not long before he's out on track - with John McGuinness giving chase - pulling wheelies down the main straight and in the groove.
So this begs a question. What's a better feeling, nailing a perfect lap in a car, or doing so on a bike?
"It's a different feeling." He explained with a smile. "It's not a better feeling. It's a new feeling. Both have their sensation and special attraction. I stopped my racing activity because I didn't see any further points in exploring that deeper. But for fun and going out with friends, this is what I still enjoy."