Lewis Hamilton keen to race in NASCAR one day

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Two-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he would like to take part in a NASCAR race one day, as well as trying his hand at MotoGP.

Hamilton first got a taste of a NASCAR racer back in 2011 during a promotional event for Mobil 1 with Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen.

In a recent interview with British newspaper the Daily Mirror, the Briton revealed that he first wanted to race motorbikes when he was young, and is still interested in trying out a MotoGP bike one day.

“When I was a kid I wanted to race motorbikes,” Hamilton said.

“When my dad bought me my first go-kart I actually wanted a motorbike. I’m not disappointed how things have turned out but bikes were my first love I suppose.

“I’d also love to test a MotoGP bike just to see what it’s like. Naturally I’d know the lines but I’d love to know if I could even do it.”

Hamilton then added: “I’d really like to do a NASCAR race one day.”

The report was welcomed by current NASCAR driver Joey Logano, who tweeted: “Would be fun to have u on track with us @LewisHamilton!”

Hamilton’s interest in MotoGP has resulted in nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi offering the Briton a ride on his Yamaha bike.

“We always says to me he wants to come and try the motorcycle, but I say to him: ‘You ride a motorcycle, or you have to start from zero?'” Rossi said ahead of this weekend’s race at Indianapolis.

“But he said that he has good skill, he rides a 450 [motocross bike] and everything. You know, need a little bit of experience before try the MotoGP.

“But our bike is very easy, so we try to kill a little bit of power and for sure is good if Lewis will try the [Yamaha] M1.”