MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo tests 2014 Mercedes F1 car at Silverstone (VIDEO)

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Jorge Lorenzo may be best known for his escapades onย a MotoGP bike, clinching three world championships through his career in the premier class of motorcycle racing, but the Spaniard was recently given the chance to impress in a Formula 1 car with Mercedes.

Lorenzo completed running behind the wheel of the Mercedes W05 Hybrid from 2014, which claimed 16 out of a possible 19 wins with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Ahead of this weekend’s championship decider in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes and sponsor Monster Energy have released a video of Lorenzo’s test as he gets to grips with the car.

You can watch the video in full above.

Lorenzo followed the Mercedes test by winning his final MotoGP race for Yamaha in Valencia, before completing his first test for new team Ducati two days later.

Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).