Valentino Rossi offers Lewis Hamilton a test on Yamaha Moto GP bike
Moto GP championship leader Valentino Rossi has offered Lewis Hamilton a chance to test his Yamaha M1 Moto GP bike, after the F1 championship leade...
Moto GP championship leader Valentino Rossi has offered Lewis Hamilton a chance to test his Yamaha M1 Moto GP bike, after the F1 championship leader said that he would love to ride a bike from the top class of racing.
"At Monza last year he told me he'd love to come and ride at my ranch," said Rossi. " I asked him, 'But do you know how to ride or are you starting from zero?' He said that he has a good level of skill, he rides a 450.
"He needs a bit of experience before trying a Moto GP bike. But our bike is very easy, so we will try to kill a little bit of power we'll tune a little of the power out and then, if he wants to go out and have some fun…"
As both Yamaha and Mercedes F1 team are sponsored by Monster Energy drinks there is a fair chance of this actually happening as it would attract a lot of attention and make for some great content for all parties to share.
Hamilton attended the Le Mans round of the MotoGP and spoke recently about his passion for motorbikes,
"When I was a kid I wanted to race motorbikes,” he told the Mirror. “When my dad bought me my first go-kart I actually wanted a motorbike.
“I’m not disappointed how things have turned out but bikes were my first love I suppose.
“I’d also love to test a MotoGP bike just to see what it’s like. Naturally I’d know the lines but I’d love to know if I could even do it.”
The world championship leader has been on vacation this week in Barbados, where he took part in a carnival.
Rossi has tested F1 cars in the past; he ran a couple of times in a Ferrari during the Schumacher era and was keen to make the switch at one point if he could find a competitive drive, but nothing came of it. He is so vitally important to the Moto GP scene as by far its biggest box office attraction.Rossi and the rest of the Moto GP riders will be competing this weekend in the next round of the series in Indianpolis.
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