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Sport 'Me and Lewis Hamilton will have some fun': MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi ready for ride swap as F1 champion predicts 'surreal' switch

05:10  08 december  2019
05:10  08 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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fun ': MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi ready for ride swap as F 1 champion predicts ' surreal ' champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap in 'I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon,' Rossi teased on his Instagram feed next Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is about to drive Lewis Hamilton 's 2017 Mercedes.

A machinery swap for the history books took place earlier this week between six-time F 1 world champion Lewis The stunt was organized by Monster Energy and saw the Brit pilot Rossi 's Yamaha racing motorcycle, while the famous Italian got behind the wheel of Hamilton 's Mercedes-AMG F 1 car.

MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15:  Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images) © 2014 Europa Press MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15: Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap in Spain on Monday, with the Briton 'super excited' at the prospect.

Hamilton, who collected his F1 champion's trophy at an FIA gala in Paris on Friday, will head to Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit for the closed event organised by mutual sponsor Monster.

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(Reuters) – Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi Hamilton , who collected his F 1 champion ’s trophy at an FIA gala in Paris on Friday, will head to Valencia’s Ricardo “I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon,” Rossi teased

Two legendary racers, one unforgettable day 😍 F 1 champ Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi VR46 Official swap rides , with Monster Energy 🔀.

'I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon,' Rossi teased on his Instagram feed next to a picture of him sitting in a Mercedes F1 car. 

The 40-year-old Italian, a nine-time world champion with seven of those coming in the top MotoGP class, will drive a 2017 Mercedes while Hamilton gets to ride Rossi's Yamaha.

a close up of Valentino Rossi: Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is about to drive Lewis Hamilton's 2017 Mercedes © Provided by Daily Mail Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is about to drive Lewis Hamilton's 2017 Mercedes Rossi has driven a F1 car before, several times with Ferrari between 2004 and 2010 when there was speculation he could follow in the tracks of the late Britons John Surtees and Mike Hailwood and switch from two wheels to four.

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Finally, Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi have completed their ride swap at Valencia.. Rossi drove the

Historic machinery swap completed between F 1 ™ and MotoGP ™ World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia, Spain

Four-time 500cc world champion Surtees remains the only man to win the Formula One title (in 1964) as well as top motorcycling honours.

Lewis Hamilton holding a sign: Hamilton will take to Rossi's Yahama for the one-off event at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit © Provided by Daily Mail Hamilton will take to Rossi's Yahama for the one-off event at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit Hamilton is also a keen motorcycle rider, riding to some European tracks and testing a Yamaha superbike but never a MotoGP machine.

'I'm super excited about it,' the 34-year-old told reporters last month.

MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15:  Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images) © 2014 Europa Press MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15: Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images) 'Just being on the same track at the same time as Valentino is going to be very, very surreal, and a real honour, because he's such an icon in the sport and he's done so much. It'll be cool to see him in my car as well.'

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Multiple Moto GP champion and six-time Formula 1World Champion Lewis Hamilton are set for a ride swap in Spain on Monday. Rossi has driven F 1 car before and there were suggestion he could move from motorsport to F 1 . Hamilton also have ridden some European tracks and tested a

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and nine-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi got the opportunity to swap disciplines this week

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Vinales indicates the potential of the 2020 Yamaha, Rossi is not yet convinced .
© GP-Fever.de Valentino Rossi lost more than 1.6 seconds on Monday on Maverick Vinales Yamaha factory driver Maverick Vinales did the Jerez test with one dominant best time started ( for test report ). The Spaniard drove by far the fastest time of the day in 1: 37.131 minutes on Monday. brand colleague Fabio Quartararo was 0.754 seconds behind in second. Franco Morbidelli, like Petronas team-mate Quartararo, received the new engine and finished fifth.

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