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Lewis Hamilton surprises with interest in purchasing MotoGP team

Lewis Hamilton surprises with interest in purchasing MotoGP team
Lewis Hamilton surprises with interest in purchasing MotoGP team

Lewis Hamilton is known to follow MotoGP closely, but now the Formula 1 driver for Mercedes is considering possibly going one step further and getting involved in the championship through the purchase of a team.

This is Gresini Racing, which has an agreement as a customer team for Ducati – currently the most competitive manufacturer – and on Monday confirmed Álex Márquez as one of its riders for 2025. It is a well-established team in the paddock and capable of fighting for good results, with one of its riders – Marc Márquez – currently third in the world championship.

The website The-Race.com writes that sources close to Gresini confirm the interest in a possible takeover by Hamilton. The current owner is Nadia Padovani, who took over the building after the death of the founder – and her husband – Fausto Gresini in 2021.

This weekend the Dutch Grand Prix took place in Assen, and there is speculation that someone close to Hamilton was present with Gresini. At this time, discussions appear to be in an embryonic and exploratory phase of the feasibility of the project.

Despite the busy F1 calendar, Hamilton has several activities outside the paddock, such as Team X44 in Extreme E, a network of vegan restaurants, or the film production company Dawn Apollo Films. In sports, he is co-owner of the NFL American football team Denver Broncos.

In terms of its connection to motorcycling, #44 has already helped design limited edition motorcycles from MV Agusta. In 2019, he was given the opportunity to ride a MotoGP bike in a joint initiative with Valentino Rossi. Now Hamilton may have the prospect of competing in MotoGP as an owner, and he can even count on the long-term support of some of his loyal sponsors to do so.