MotoGP has been a witness to a lot of horrific crashes and Wayne Rainey’s crash has to become among one of the most horrific ones. His crash in 1993 had life threatening and life changing consequences. The legend crashed during a race in Misano which immediately effectively ended his career and paralyzed him from waist down.
Rainey was at the peak of his powers before the accident. The MotoGP rider had shown utter dominance as he had gone on to win three championships between the period of 1990 and 1992 and also was a part of the management team of the Japanese marquee before he hung his boots in 1998.
But he has not lost hope and his actions have been a proof of that. The legend has been the president of MotoAmerica, which has been a catalyst in bringing back the superbike scene in America yet again.
Wayne Rainey might be down but he is definitely not out as he looks set to mark his return
Rainey looks set to get back on track at the Festival of Speed this June on one of his old machineries, which shall be molded in way that works around his injuries, as he looks to roll back the years yet again.
Rainey recently in an interview said, “I’m incredibly excited to not only be attending my first Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer, but to be riding my 1992 Yamaha YZR500 up the famous hill climb.”
“It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one that I just couldn’t pass up.”
“I want to thank the Yamaha Motor Company for preparing my 1992 YZR500 and adapting it for me to ride, MotoAmerica for helping make the entire project fly, and The Duke of Richmond for really making this a reality.”
“I can’t wait to meet the fans who come from all over the world for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.” As reported by motorsport.
Wayne Rainey has one of the powerhouses of MotoGP who demolished the competition is his heydays. Unfortunately, he just could not continue after that fatal injury but it will be a sight for sore eyes as and when he shall be back on track.