Hamilton suggests more bike outings after MotoGP visit

04-03-2019 17:32
by Louis Shaw
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Hamilton suggests more bike outings after MotoGP visit

Lewis Hamilton has suggested that he could participate in more Motorbike outings in the future. The Formula 1 driver has a passion for the two-wheeled machines as well as cars and tested the World Superbike-spec Yamaha R1 at Jerez last December. Hamilton is expected to be spectating at the first MotoGP race of the season and will be there to learn about the sport.  

"I've always been in love with the bike, I'm really excited," said Hamilton to Autosport.

"I'm not going to see the whole race, I don't think, but I'm really intrigued to just go and see how the riders operate, how different qualifying is compared to our qualifying, the feedback they are working on.

"I'll be using it as an experience to learn a little bit.

"But don't read too much into that, I'm too old to do MotoGP," Hamilton admits. 

"I'm not bounce-proof like young [Marc] Marquez!

"But I'll still have some fun at some point in the year."

Hamilton had some experience testing superbikes but found it quite a challenge. 

"When I did the Superbike I wasn't able to get to full throttle the same as the Superbike riders," admitted Hamilton.

"So there's a lot to learn.

"It's a completely style of riding compared to driving.

"But it's an exciting one to learn."

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