The Spanish former MotoGP champion, five-time world champion in the world championship, took a test with the 911 of the Carrera Cup Italia at the Porsche Experience Center Franciacorta. The first contact with the racing car could be the prelude to racing in 2022
The first contact with the 911 GT3 Cup for racing took place in the new Porsche Experience Center Franciacorta, the ideal terrain to test the interior and performance of the German car that participates in the Italian single-make of the Zuffenhausen house. Jorge Lorenzo, five-time world champion in the World Championship, could make his debut in car racing as early as the 2022 season. The hypothesis is concrete after the first tests aboard the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, generation 991.2.
PORSCHE CARRERA CUP ITALY: THE CAR
With the 2021 season of the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia now over, at the end of November Jorge Lorenzo, three MotoGP world titles, spent an entire day in the renovated Franciacorta circuit, home to the German brand’s Experience Center. The Spaniard born in 1987, in the company of Alberto Cerqui – champion of the Italian single-make in 2021 – and the motorsport team of Porsche Italia, was the protagonist of a driving session on the 2.5 kilometers of the Lombard track. Wearing a helmet and overalls, Jorge Lorenzo tested the performance of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, generation 991.2, protagonist of the aforementioned Italian trophy. The racing GT3, 4.564 meters long, 1.98 meters wide and 1.246 meters high, is equipped with a 4-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine with a maximum power of 485 HP at 7,500 rpm.
JORGE LORENZO: THE TEST WITH PORSCHE
Speed, lap times and data relating to the test of the five-time world champion remain top secret, and will be examined by the sports department of Porsche Italy. A commitment by the two-wheeler specialist cannot be excluded, who raced with Yamaha, Ducati and Honda in MotoGP and retired at the end of 2019, already in the 2022 season. Lorenzo’s interest in the world of car racing, in addition to test in Franciacorta, is corroborated by specific training in the professional driving simulator, a path that the former “rival” of Valentino Rossi is pursuing in France.
November 28, 2021 (change November 28, 2021 | 09:30)
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