World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark says he had to work on making Lewis Hamilton go slower on two wheels in a recent test day at Jerez. The five-time Formula 1 world champion was reported to suffer a minor crash while testing WSBK machinery last week.
Hamilton was in action with Yamaha riders Van der Mark and Alex Lowes in Spain and later revealed that two-wheeled action was closer to his heart than the four-wheel world which he has dominated.
The Briton's bravery was apparently on show in Jerez, where Van der Mark's main priority was teaching Hamilton greater control.
"Lewis already did two track days on his bike [before] and the people of his team were a little bit concerned because of his speed," Van der Mark told Motorsport.
"He was very fast but he didn't have a riding style. He had lots of lean angle, so the initiative came a bit from his team that he'd get a few tips from professionals.
Looks like Lewis Hamilton still had fun despite a reported crash in a superbike run in Jerez...#F1#WSBK
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