“I never thought I’d have a chance to throw a leg over a Grand Prix bike again,” Rainey said. “And I certainly never thought I’d have an opportunity to share a track with Kenny, Mick and Kevin. This could only happen at the Festival of Speed.
“Obviously, Kenny played a major role in my racing career and my life so having him with us at Goodwood is going to make an incredible experience even more so. And many fans know Mick and Kevin were a couple of my greatest rivals during my Grand Prix career, and it means so much to me that they are making the trip to the Festival of Speed for what will be a very special time.
“We all share so many memories of competition, it will be fun to experience a new sense of camaraderie with them. This will be my first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and I can’t wait for June to get here.”
Between the four of them, they achieved a grand total of 127 premier class wins, 133 pole positions and 255 podium finishes.
Many of those victories were fought amongst one another, but all four say that taking to the Goodwood Hill and supporting Rainey is an incredible prospect.
“To ride a 500cc Grand Prix bike alongside Wayne Rainey is something that has really underpinned my whole life,” Schwantz said. “To be able to have that experience again – it being so long since Wayne has been on his race bike – for me, is going to be unbelievable. I’m so looking forward to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year and getting to see Wayne, Shae and Rex and taking my family there; it’s something that I’m really excited about.”