Schwantz joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to wrap up Alex Rins' win for Suzuki at the Aragon GP, the impact Marc Marquez's absence has had on the 2020 title contenders and which first-time MotoGP™ winner has impressed him most this season.
Schwantz expressed his disappointment that some of the more experienced riders in the MotoGP™ paddock had not taken advantage of their knowledge and previous experience at each of the tracks.
“I would have thought the veterans of the sport would be able to go to the track without any real practice or testing leading up to it and would be able to go back to their knowledge of the circuit and be able to have a pretty strong advantage – and its seems like they do one weekend and they don’t the next,” said Schwantz.
“I’ve watched it happen throughout the season; it seems like the experienced guys are the ones that are there the second weekend not the first weekend. It’s the kids, the new guys, who are figuring it out quicker and I would have thought that would have been a definite advantage to some of the veterans out there,” he continued.
The 2020 season has seen eight different winners so far and an ever-changing championship leaderboard, but Schwantz believes current leader Joan Mir will take out the title despite not yet having won a race this season.
“I really think the 36 (Joan Mir), as young as he is, has shown so much maturity this year. I really feel that Mir is going to pull this thing off. Quartararo has shown outrageous speed, I thought after Jerez you know Marc Marquez might not be here but Quartararo is going to do a really good job and make it boring for us as well, but he’s done anything but,” said Schwantz.