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Lorenzo to test Mercedes F1 car at Silverstone

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Lorenzo to test Mercedes F1 car at Silverstone
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Translated by: Jamie Klein

Jorge Lorenzo will finally realise his dream of driving a Formula 1 car this week, as he gets to pilot Lewis Hamilton's 2014 Mercedes at Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W05
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Pascal Wehrlein, Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver

Motorsport.com revealed in June that Yamaha MotoGP rider Lorenzo was trying to arrange a chance to try out a Mercedes via Monster Energy, a common sponsor of the two teams.

A member of the Spaniard's entourage said the biggest obstacle would be finding a suitable date, but the test has now been fixed for this week.

The reigning MotoGP champion will be at the wheel of a Mercedes W05, which Hamilton won the F1 title with back in 2014.

In preparation for the test, Lorenzo, who has a small amount of car racing experience, has already tried out several less powerful cars at Silverstone in order to familiarise himself with a track that presents a very different challenge on four wheels compared to two.

After his test, Lorenzo will fly to Japan ahead of the start of MotoGP's Asian-Pacific tour at Motegi.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Jorge Lorenzo
Teams Mercedes
Author Oriol Puigdemont