At the Petronas Yamaha SRT and Petronas Sprinta Racing launch in Kuala Lumpur, Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo said that they would be happy to see five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton on their MotoGP machines in the future.

In an interview with, Morbidelli, Quartararo and their team CEO Razlan Razali spoke about the prospect of Hamilton being offered the chance to ride their new YZR-M1 machines. Of course, Hamilton drives for the Petronas backed Mercedes F1 team and has expressed his desire to try a MotoGP bike on numerous occasions – and it looks like he might finally get his chance.

Morbidelli said: “If Lewis wants to try my MotoGP bike, I can give it to him right away – even if I can’t try the F1 car.”


Razali said: “Working with Petronas, they are very aggressive in their engagement and activation. I would not be surprised if sooner rather than later they get Lewis Hamilton involved.”

Ross Mowbray

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