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Hamilton thinks he's too old to think about MotoGP

  • Published on 28 May 2017 09:37
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton thinks he is too old to ever think about competing in a MotoGP event. The three-time world champion has a passion for motorcycles and was even doing some burnouts on his own bike in the Monaco paddock on Friday.

On several occasions in the past, the triple world champion has expressed interest, not in the Indy 500 or Le Mans, but F1's spectacular two-wheeled equivalent.

"I love MotoGP!" the Mercedes driver told France's L'Equipe. "It would be great, but I'm too old. I respect the competition too much to try to match those guys who've built their careers around that discipline. Even if I had all the right lines, I would never do as well as they do."

Hamilton continued: "Valentino Rossi could have had a career in F1, but he would have had to start as I did, as a child. I had a cross-country motorcycle when I was young but my father told me that I would never ride bikes in competition." 

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  • He says he's too old, but Rossi is nearing 40 and is still at the top of his game...

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    • May 28 2017 - 16:30
  • He is no Fernando Alonso... Going into new racing categories and immediately competing for wins.

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    • May 29 2017 - 17:27

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