“The day Messi and Ronaldo of motorsport met”: Lewis Hamilton drove the Moto GP R1 alongside “The Doctor” at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia in 2019


Lewis Hamilton shared a day with Moto GP GOAT Valentino Rossi just after the end of the season at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

Taking references from the multi-universe of the new spiderman movie where spidermans from different universes come together.

Motorsport fans should remember that this has happened before when two GOAT (Greatest of All Time) Formula 1 and Moto GP swap in 2019.

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“I was a huge Lewis fan before, but now I’m even more so” – Doctor applauds Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton rode Valentino Rossi’s 2019 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 motorcycle, which he had ridden on the same circuit a few weeks earlier. Meanwhile, Rossi was behind the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power +, which Hamilton drove to the 2017 Formula 1 World Driver title.

Speaking about this wonderful experience, The Doctor said: “I was a big fan of Lewis before, but now I am even more. We had a fantastic day where the top two categories of motorsport not only met but worked together. I felt like a real F1 driver for a day. I didn’t want the day to end.

The excited Hamilton also commented on the dream day: “It’s so great to see a legend like Valentino in the car. I am delighted for him to have discovered the car for the first time.

“It reminds me of my first time in an F1. When you see the whole team around you, it’s just a different animal. It was so cool to be out on the track and see Valentino in front of me on the same bike.

Despite the crash he didn’t stop until we showed him the checkered flag – Meregalli on Lewis Hamilton’s dedication

During the outing, Hamilton suffered a minor accident in the MotoGP R1. However, his performance on the bike then impressed Yamaha bosses, Meregalli admitting that day did nothing to “hurt him”.

“He had only ridden a motorbike eight times before getting on a MotoGP motorbike, so in my opinion it didn’t hurt him,” added Meregalli.

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“Then it is clear that we have tried to put [the bike] in the best conditions, with a wet [engine] map and with tires that weren’t the ones we normally use, also because we couldn’t use them by regulation.

“It was windy, it was cold so the conditions weren’t ideal, but he didn’t stop until we showed him the checkered flag. “

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