Hamilton, a big motorbike fan, rode a black Yamaha YZF-R1 in Jerez and did come off the bike in a small crash at one point, although he suffered no injuries.And Van der Mark has revealed his riding was a concern for his team because “he didn’t have a riding style”.
“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,” he told Motorsport.com.
“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.”
“During the first day I was alone with Lewis and on the second day my teammate Alex Lowes joined us.
“On the first day I’ve was only trying to make him go a bit slower. I had to stop him, he’s not afraid at all and he tried to take corners as fast as with his car. During the second day we worked a lot on his style.
“I know he can be much faster but it’s difficult to predict what he could do on a bike. He has only ridden four days now and he was about seven seconds slower than us. With that he’s faster than most other track day riders.
“You can see he has a special talent, but I don’t know if he wants to do that [full-time].”
Source: Fox Sports