Marquez touts head-to-head with Hamilton on two and four wheels

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MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has talked up a challenge against Lewis Hamilton on both two and four wheels.

Both are five-time champions in the premier category of their respective sports and are likely to make it six with healthy leads in their respective championships in 2019.

Not only that but Marquez and Hamilton has sampled each other's environment with the Spaniard testing an F1 car last year with Red Bull, while the Briton did a private track day on a superbike last December at Jerez.

“Of course! It would be interesting,” Marquez said when the challenge was suggested ahead of the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

“Face-to-face, first an F1 car and then a motorbike because I know he is riding.

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“I speak to him by social media sometimes and I know he rides a bike and rides really well. So I look forward to, at a minimum, meeting him. We were very close last year but we had compromises and couldn’t make it work.”

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has previously suggested Marquez could have the pace to make a future switch to F1 but the 26-year-old admits it would be a tough transition.

"I tested at the Red Bull Ring in a Toro Rosso car. It was a really nice experience. I drove 40 laps and it was a real test," he said.

“The speed was there but I lack the experience. I knew the layout of the track but the braking points and downforce was the most difficult thing to understand. I could get used to it at a normal circuit, but not Monaco!

‘To drive an F1 car at a normal circuit, it’s ok. You can find the limit but in the middle of the city, like Monaco, it is more difficult.”