Originally Posted by DC2wheels
Was it a matter of cutting out the middleman (Schwantz) to save some bucks?
Probably LOTS more here than meets the eye, eh?
From what I've read, it's not clear that KS had a contract -- or, at least not a very good one. It would be so much more classy if Dorna / COTA made a place for him, like they did for Capirossi. Schwantz has been lobbying hard for a Texas GP for a long time.