Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton suffers small crash riding Superbike at Jerez

Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton took part in a Superbike track day at Jerez on Saturday, suffering a small crash in the process.

Hamilton was riding a Yamaha YZF-R1, the same bike used in the World Superbike championship by the works-backed Crescent team this year.

Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport reported the Mercedes F1 driver worked with Crescent during the test, which was organised by British track day firm No Limits, riding a completely black bike with stickers bearing his racing number 44 (pictured).

His day was hampered by a small crash, but he escaped the incident without any injuries, and was able to continue riding afterwards.

Hamilton, a well-known fan of MotoGP, became an ambassador of famous motorcycling brand MV Agusta last year, and even put his name to a limited edition bike developed by the Italian firm, the F4 LH 44.

The five-time F1 champion also shared a track with LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow, a fellow Monster-sponsored rider, earlier this year when the pair spent a day riding Superbikes at the Californian Chuckwalla Valley track.

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