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Lewis Hamilton accepts Marquez challenge

Lewis Hamilton has said he would relish the opportunity to face MotoGP star Marc Marquez in a head-to-head battle. Hamilton picked up the gauntlet ahead of Sunday’s British MotoGP at Silverstone following a playful exchange with Marquez on Instagram.

Like Hamilton, Marquez has won five world titles, and looks set to add another to his name this season. Hamilton rides an MV Agusta and Marquez, who tested Toro Rosso’s F1 car last year, said he would love to do something with Hamilton.

“Of course! It would be interesting,” said Marquez. “Face-to-face, first an F1 car and then a motorbike because I know he is riding.

“I speak to him by social media sometimes and I know he rides a bike and rides really well. So I look forward to, at a minimum, meeting him. We were very close last year but we had compromises and couldn’t make it work.”

Hamilton responded to the challenge on Instagram, posting a screengrab of the headline with his own caption: “@marcmarquez93 let’s go bro! Can’t wait to meet and ride together sometime.”

Watch this space, as they say.

 

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