Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi are close to the exchange of technology

Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi are close to the exchange of technology

March 9, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Monster Energy has been working on testing races for Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi for the past several years with the exchange of equipment, as it is a personal sponsor of both.

However, as the British Autosport reports, this year the likelihood of such an event is greater than ever: Monster replaced Movistar as the title sponsor of the Yamaha factory team, and all that remains is to convince Mercedes to provide W10 chassis and Lewis for the tests. Under the terms of the contract Hamilton, such races can not take place before the final Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi, which will be held on December 1.

“We considered this opportunity for several years, but still could not realize it,” said a Yamaha spokesman. – Let’s see what happens this time. It is still far from any specific things. ”

Earlier in 2016, Monster organized test rides for Jorge Lorenzo at Silverstone behind the wheel of a Mercedes chassis. Lewis Hamilton, present at the Qatari MotoGP stage as a guest of Petronas, last year in Jerez tested the Yamaha R1 motorcycle prepared according to the requirements of the World Superbike, and during the Barcelona tests expressed interest in participating in two-wheeler rides in the future.