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Hamilton: Rossi is incredible, I need to try a MotoGP bike

Lewis Hamilton throws his support behind Valentino Rossi for the 2016 MotoGP season and declares the series to be more exciting to watch than F1.
In a week that has seen him direct staunch criticism towards F1, notably the way it is run and the controversial new halo cockpit protection device prototype, it seems Lewis Hamilton is developing more of a fondness towards two wheels instead.

Hamilton has long proclaimed himself to be a MotoGP fan and has often publicly thrown his support behind whom he considers to be one of his idols, Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi.

The owner of several performance bikes, amongst his collection of cars, the three-time world champion began to compare MotoGP with F1 this week, and it was two wheels that came out in favour, with Hamilton throwing out the request to ride one at some point.

“I really need to try a MotoGP bike because MotoGP is so cool and more exciting to watch I would say and is closer racing. Valentino is incredible and is my favourite as he is for a lot of people.

“There are also a lot of other great riders and I definitely want to make it to more races this year as I've only been to one a season.

Saying he will settle for a pillion ride, Hamilton's went on to admit the chances of him getting on a MotoGP bike could be scuppered by his MercedesF1 team…

“This year I will try and make it to more and I'm dying to get on the back of one at least. I just won't tell my team!"



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BMWR1200GSA

March 06, 2016 11:50 AM

HelloSweden: of course everybody knows, If a public figure said any motogp rider except Vale being first to mention as the best, they'll become enemy right away. that's why Cal mentioned Vale-Marc-Casey. He mentioned Vale just because he afraid with yellow brigade. the truth is, Vale was nothing compare to Marc. remember 2014-2013, when yama-honda at their best bikes w/o problem.
That comment makes no sense if it was not for the fact Lewis had not gone to Val's garage to see him its not like Lewis was in the Honda garage and said Val was the best then your comment would make some sense. Shock horror Val's popular with the F! drivers as well as most of the other sports people of the world and another Val hater who cant handle it so sad I think there is a stone over there for you to crawl back under.

Jack Mordino

March 06, 2016 12:13 PM

HelloSweden: of course everybody knows, If a public figure said any motogp rider except Vale being first to mention as the best, they'll become enemy right away. that's why Cal mentioned Vale-Marc-Casey. He mentioned Vale just because he afraid with yellow brigade. the truth is, Vale was nothing compare to Marc. remember 2014-2013, when yama-honda at their best bikes w/o problem.
So in your mind it is really impossible for someone to really like Rossi and express it publicly. There HAS to be another reason right? Don't you understand that projecting your own view on the world onto others only makes you talk nonsense?



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