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MotoGP title chief Quartararo engaged on Mercedes F1 automotive take a look at

The Yamaha rider shares Monster Vitality and Petronas sponsorship with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and joined the staff for the French Grand Prix weekend at Paul Ricard in July.

It was reported throughout that weekend that Quartararo could be finishing a take a look at with the staff later this yr, however he says it’s “not one thing deliberate but.”

He additionally spent the day with Hamilton earlier this week, with social media photographs displaying the pair windsurfing, however insists they “weren’t speaking about racing.”

Talking forward of this weekend’s MotoGP British Grand Prix, Quartararo stated: “About Mercedes, it’s one thing I’m working to, it’s not one thing deliberate but.

“However after all it could be one thing that I might like to strive.

“I’ve been to the simulator, I’ve been within the automotive however I’ve by no means had an opportunity to check it.

“I spent a very nice day with Lewis [Hamilton] however we weren’t speaking about racing, simply having enjoyable on the surf and the jet ski, it was an excellent day.”

Lewis Hamilton and Fabio Quartararo swapped helmets in 2019.

Lewis Hamilton and Fabio Quartararo swapped helmets in 2019.

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Quartararo drove the Brackley-based staff’s simulator forward of final yr’s British Grand Prix, an expertise he stated was “wonderful”, however is now hoping to strive the true factor.

The French rider accomplished 50 laps, saying on the time that he would “like to drive” and F1 automotive and that “to provide it a strive could be good.”

Mercedes again in 2019 supplied MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi the chance to drive its 2017 title-winning F1 automotive at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo Circuit as a part of a experience swap with Hamilton – who sampled Rossi’s M1 MotoGP bike.

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In 2016, as a farewell reward from Monster Vitality forward of his Yamaha departure, Jorge Lorenzo was capable of take a look at the 2014 title-winning Mercedes F1 automotive at Silverstone.

In 2018, Marc Marquez drove a 2012 Purple Bull F1 automotive at Spielberg alongside then-Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa.

Quartararo at the moment leads the MotoGP standings by 21 factors from Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, with Pramac Ducati rider Johann Zarco in third.

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