Incredible but true. After 26 years, we were able to see again Wayne Rainey on the back of a motorcycle. On September 5, 1993, during the dispute of the Italian GP in the Misano circuit, Rainey He suffered a fall that caused a spinal cord injury. Since then, the three-time world champion of 500cc, lived doomed to a wheelchair.
And this weekend, on the occasion of the Suzuka Sound of Engin, Wayne Rainey climbed into a Yamaha R1 adapted with a monkey replica of his golden age. The American rider shared a photograph on social networks, along with an emotional message: “Yesterday I had the opportunity to drive a motorcycle for the first time in 26 years. And I had a lot of fun. Many thanks to Yamaha Motor Usa and Alpinestars for helping to make this happen, ”he wrote Rainey.
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