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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.

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“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.”

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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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