Hamilton could not resist on a racing bike during testsDecember 3, 2018
The British racer decided to test the Yamaha R1 motorcycle, as he is a fan of motorcycle races and has repeatedly expressed a desire to try out the MotoGP technique.
Participants MotoGP last week tested motorcycles on the track in the Spanish city of Jerez. Hamilton also rolled there, under the instruction of Alex Lowes, who represents the Yamaha team in the WSBK championship, writes La Gazzeta dello Sport.
However, an experienced instructor did not help the Briton to avoid falling – in one of the circles he flew out of the saddle and kissed the asphalt. Serious injuries were avoided, so that after some time the driver returned to the track, but already on a spare bike.
It is worth noting that in order to avoid injuries, many teams do not allow their pilots to participate in the testing of motorcycles. Particularly strict attitude in this regard, the team Red Bull, notes the publication Autosport. Once refused to Vettel in the tests, and this season – Verstappen. Christian Horner says they need healthy riders, with whole arms and legs.