Lewis Hamilton Enthusiastic About Possible MotoGP-F1 Crossover Race

Lewis Hamilton has voiced his enthusiasm for the recent Liberty Media takeover of MotoGP and the prospect of a joint event between it and F

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Seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has voiced his enthusiasm for potential crossover events between MotoGP and F1 in the future.

In an interview with Autosport at the recent F1 race at Suzuka, Hamilton said such joint races between MotoGP and F1 would be “epic” and joked about how he could race in both series’ on the same weekend.

Hamilton - who finished said Suzuka race in ninth, 48 seconds behind race winner Max Verstappen - famously swapped his F1 car for Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha MotoGP bike at the end of the 2019 season at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

Hamilton has also taken part in motorcycle track days, including with then-Yamaha WorldSBK rider Alex Lowes in advance of the MotoGP ride in Valencia, and has also owned numerous motorcycles, mostly MV Agustas, including a limited edition version of the Schiranna marque’s Dragster naked.

The British driver is not the only person to have raised the prospect of joint race events between F1 and MotoGP, as Bobby Epstein, who runs the Circuit of the Americas, has made his own desire to make such an event happen clear on multiple occasions, including as recently as last week. Epstein said that he wanted to trial the car-bike crossover with smaller motorcycle categories first, meaning that a MotoGP-F1 crossover at the venue is likely multiple years away. Hamilton, who will be 40 when he begins his new multi-year Ferrari contract in 2025, might run out of time on that schedule.

The third round of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship, the Grand Prix of the Americas, took place over the weekend at COTA, and was won by Aprilia rider Maverick Vinales who scythed through the field to go from 11th-to-first in 12 laps.

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