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Lorenzo to participate in endurance event in Abu Dhabi

Lorenzo to participate in endurance event in Abu Dhabi

This weekend Jorge Lorenzo will participate in a 12-hour endurance race being held at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 GT3 Challenge Evo.

The Majorcan rider will be part of the Kessel Racing team sponsored by Monster Energy and will have Liam Talbot (Australia), Jacques Duvyers (UK) and Marco Zanuttini (Italy) as teammates.

Lorenzo arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and will get his first contact with the Ferrari 458 as he meets with his teammates. The event will be held on Saturday in two rounds - six hours during the day and another six hours at night, with a break of three hours in between.

“I love doing this kind of thing during the winter and to be able do these events with sponsors who have supported me throughout the year, like Monster,” said the Spaniard, who has been recently in Indonesia.

“It’s a way to relax whilst also having a taste of competition. To be able to drive a Ferrari at such a special circuit is something quite unique. Also, doing so in an endurance event really motivates me.”

MotoGP, 2014, Jorge Lorenzo

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