Lorenzo to make Virtual MotoGP debut at Silversone race on Sunday - Bikesport News

Lorenzo to make Virtual MotoGP debut at Silversone race on Sunday

Three-time MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will make his competitive esport debut when he joins the virutal grid at Silverstone this weekend.

The riders will again be playing on the new official MotoGP20 Videogame from videogame developer, publisher and longstanding partner Milestone – which is available to buy now – as they race around one of the most challenging tracks of the season.

Eight MotoGP™ riders form the premier class grid, including the likes of super-fast Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and former virtual winner Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing), but they’ll have a big new name to contend with this time around: Lorenzo!

The five-time World Champion ‘wildcards’ with Monster Energy Yamaha team, and it’s a venue he’s reigned more than a few times in his career…

The MotoGP race is up first, followed by Moto2, before the show finishes up with Moto3. The premier class will be competing over 10 laps (50% of race distance), with the intermediate and lightweight classes taking on six laps each – 35% of their respective race distances. As ever, highlights from qualifying will be shown before the races, with those sessions set to decide the grid before the broadcast.

Silverstone line-up:

Ducati Team: Michele Pirro
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo
Team Suzuki Ecstar: Joan Mir
Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo
Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia
LCR Honda Idemitsu: Takaaki Nakagami
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Lorenzo Savadori
Reale Avintia Racing: Tito Rabat

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