MotoGP star Lorenzo gears up for endurance race Saturday in Abu Dhabi

BY foxsports • December 11, 2014

This weekend, MotoGP star 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.

Lorenzo 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. 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.

“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.”

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