Rossi invites Hamilton to training ranch

Lewis Hamilton

Valentino Rossi has extended Lewis Hamilton an invitation to his ranch after the latter tested a Yamaha superbike at Jerez last week.

Hamilton sampled a YZF-R1 at the Spanish circuit alongside the Pata Yamaha World Superbike riders Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark.

He then took to social media to express his enthusiasm of the opportunity despite taking a tumble.

Rossi has since offered the five-time Formula 1 world champion the opportunity to visit his ranch in Tavullia, Italy where he trains on a custom built flat track.

“Hamilton is a big bikes fan,” said Rossi.

“He follows the races and is always texting me. He exaggerates a bit, as he praises bike riders saying we are the ones taking real risks.

“He has to come to the ranch one day.”