Lewis Hamilton has been given permission to test a MotoGP bike – and Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has said that he finds the idea ‘interesting’.

The news of the tie-up has appeared in the Italian paper, Gazzetta dello Sport. It looks as though energy drink firm Monster, who sponsors both Hamilton and the Yamaha MotoGP team is the instigator.


“It would be no problem for us if Lewis wanted to get on the MotoGP Yamaha. On the contrary, I think it sounds like a fun idea,” said Toto Wolff, team principal at Mercedes.

Also, I believe Lewis has already ridden a road bike in the past.”

Jarvis added: “Right now it is just an idea, clearly an interesting one.”


It’s not the first time that an F1 star has ridden a MotoGP bike. Michael Schumacher went out at Mugello on the Ducati factory machine and last year Fernando Alonso rode Marc Marquez’ Honda RC213-V.


Tony Carter

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