The highly anticipated race change between Lewis Hamilton and Valentin Rossi is set to take place on December 9 at the Valencia Raceway, with the six-time Formula One World Champion admitting to the challenge.
The event will be held under the auspices of the sponsors of both Monster Vitality racers and is scheduled for December 9, when the tall champions will head south of Spain. While Lewis Hamilton will test out the Yamaha M1 MotoGP Championships, Valentino Rossi will sit at the wheel of a Mercedes.
Although Hamilton has ridden motorcycles several times, this will be the first ever MotoGP racing test for the British, and the six-time world champion is eagerly awaiting the challenge:
I'm excited about the challenge and I can't wait for it to happen. I always watch the Moto GP and I've always wanted to try out such a “brutal” motorcycle.
The fact that I will be on the same track as Valentino will be truly amazing and a great honor for me as it is a motorsport icon. It will also be interesting to see him in my car. “
On the other hand, Rossi is no stranger to racing with the F1 car, as the Italian has repeatedly tested Ferrari racing cars in the past.