Loading
News
Popular Today:

Lewis Hamilton talks of his secret love for MotoGP

The Mercedes racer has revealed his secret love for motorbikes
The Mercedes racer has revealed his secret love for motorbikes
Related stories

VIDEO: Jay Leno praises Aprilia 850 Mana

The Aprilia Mana 850 has a seven-speed transmission but no clutch

US talk show host Jay Leno has been taking a closer look at the Aprilia 850 Mana and has waxed lyrical about the model. He praised the bike for looking "like the back of a watch"

Yamaha Tech-3 hints Cal Crutchlow may leave at end of season

Cal Crutchlow's contract with the Yamaha Tech-3 team ends this year

MotoGP team boss Herve Poncharal has hinted that Yamaha Tech-3 may lose Cal Crutchlow as a rider at the end of the season and replace him with Pol Espargaro

Dougie Lampkin rides motorcycle through Red Bull HQ

Dougie Lampkin rode through the Red Bull HQ and jumped an F1 car

Twelve-times World Trials champion Dougie Lampkin amazed staff at Red Bull's Milton Keynes headquarters by jumping on his bike and weaving through the entire office.

Tom Cruise reveals he bought first Yamaha motorcycle aged 10

Tom Cruise is familiar with motorbikes, above he rides a bike in film Knight and Day

Actor Tom Cruise has revealed that he bought his first motorcycle and subsequently crashed it when he was ten years old. He managed to keep the accident secret from his mother for years

Tuesday, 28, May 2013 09:54

by Tom Walsh

Formula One icon Lewis Hamilton has opened up about his secret love of MotoGP and motorbikes.

In his latest column for BBC Sport, the 2008 champion explained that he has always had a passion for motorbikes from a very early age.

He explained that every Christmas as a child he would always ask for a motorcycle but his dad said they were "too dangerous" and bought him a go-kart instead.

The rest, as they say, is history but Hamilton still has that passion for bikes and especially MotoGP.

He revealed that he was able to see his first race earlier this month at Le Mans (19 May) which he described as a "great thrill".

Hamilton also admitted that he was a little starstruck when he met Yamaha MotoGP legends Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi after the race.

"Since I started watching MotoGP, Rossi was the man, so to finally meet him was great," Hamilton added.

"The charisma and personality he has when you're watching on TV was exactly the same when I met him. I was overwhelmed."

Comments - What do you think?

Pandora reports ambitions to be able to double jewellery output

Pandora reports ambitions to be able to double jewellery output soon after huge expense in development. The openin...

the actual ‘DO’ advertising campaign

“Spring/Summer 2017 items are bright, versatile and also strong; for instance women, ” pronounces Stephen Fairchil...

the company wanted a new campaign

Inside celebration on the jewellery giant’s SS17 selection, Pandora possesses launched an innovative multifaceted ...

Pandora Rue Los angeles La Great deals Starts

Pandora Rue Los angeles La Great deals Starts. When you've got any money left over after the particular bracelet p...

Football Gifts For Men

cheap jerseys Many fabric stores sell a variety of material that sports famous cartoon characters. It got so ba...

Horned Frogs Put Tcu In Nfl And College Football Spotlight Tonight

With a total of 1,793 yards, 921 ones were gained after Stafford Matthew Jersey Bell made along with defenders. On...

Adidas Stan Smith Obuv 2016 Czech

 V univerzitní červený, černý neonový žluté a také univerzitní modrý, nike pas cher air force 1 boty září výrazně ...

Nike KD Trey 5 III Splatter Mens Trainer

 Possibly the most recognized and sought after tools are Nike shoes, especially gents shoes wholesale Nike Air Max...

Nike Homme Sneaker Discount France

La fonction de siping semelle chaussures nike libre (profondes rainures tranches) et inverser la tendance à encou...

Nike Air Force 1 Mujeres Zapato España

 La manera mas facil de tomar ventaja de los descuentos ofrecidos por dolomita en sus zapatos para correr y otros ...

Video: Facebook argument solved with £16,000 drag race

Filipino drag race

Of course, who hasn't solved their Facebook disputes with a $16,000 drag race in the Philippines or at least thought about doing it

EBR Motorcycles showcases Black Lightning

The jazzily-named Black Lightning motorbike has been unveiled by EBR Motorcycles

TT deal collapse sparks promoter legal action

Isle of Man TT logo

Following the collapse of a deal to promote the 2017 TT races, a London-based promoter has started legal action against the Manx government

MV Agusta Brutale 800 set to launch in India

MV Agusta Brutale 800

MV Agusta is expanding its superbike portfolio in the Indian market via MotoRoyale outlets