Lando Norris lands dream opportunity

Lando Norris has been having a strong season with McLaren, despite challenges earlier in the year.

Lando Norris has embraced an exciting car and bike swap experience during his attendance at the MotoGP British Grand Prix held at Silverstone. 

The event presented Norris with the chance to indulge his passion for both four-wheel and two-wheel motorsport.

Invited as a guest of Yamaha and the reigning 2021 world champion, Fabio Quartararo, Norris participated in a memorable helmet swap with Quartararo within the vibrant atmosphere of the garage, just prior to the main race. 

As they exchanged helmets, Norris playfully proposed a novel idea—a mutual exchange of vehicles for an ultimate crossover experience.

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Quartararo’s race performance saw him finish 14th, impacted by a pitstop necessitated by contact with another rider. 

Despite the challenging outcome, Norris found joy on the grid, not only engaging with the MotoGP race but also immersing himself in the Moto3 race alongside the Angeluss MTA Team.

A lighthearted exchange between Norris and Quartararo caught the attention of the official MotoGP Instagram page, which shared a snapshot of the two individuals. In the photo, Norris humorously quipped, “Soon I take the bike, you take my car.”

Norris embraced the MotoGP atmosphere with fervour, as he shared his experiences on the grid during an interview with Michael Laverty. 

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He humorously characterised the individuals participating in the Silverstone weekend as “crazy,” an acknowledgement of the inherent daring spirit in motorsport. 

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Reflecting on the Moto3 race, Norris exclaimed, “Moto3 was amazing, what an insane race.”

Expressing his enduring admiration for MotoGP, Norris revealed that his passion for the sport predates his Formula 1 journey. 

He expressed, “But I am here for MotoGP; I’ve loved MotoGP since before Formula 1, they hate me saying it but it’s true.”