Isn’t this something to be proud about? Therefore, Vermeulen invited the Prince to the British MotoGP race at Donington late last month, where the Rizla Suzuki rider finished 13th.
The Prince got from Vermeulen the helmet he used during the race and another one for his older brother, Prince William, motorbiker.org reported. Another of Vermeulen’s helmets was given to Harry for charity purposes.
The ‘Vermin’, as Chris is called, also agreed to give the Prince some private racing lessons, but the schedule is yet to be determined, as they both have a fully-loaded agenda.
Chris, who is seen as a wet-weather expert, switched permanently from the Superbike World Championship to the MotoGP series, and is currently racing for the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Team. In fact, Vermeulen says that he really hates riding in the rain, but he is good at it.
“Let me clear this up once and for all. I HATE RIDING IN THE RAIN. Maybe I handle it better than the other guys because my dirt track background taught me how handle the bike moving and sliding under me, but I don’t really like it. Give me a dry track any day!” he says.
All of his racing numbers have the digit ‘7’, as a tribute to his mentor Barry Sheene. The 27-year-old rider is also known for his passion for old American Hot Rod cars.