Reigning Moto GP champion Jorge Lorenzo made his Formula One test debut in Mercedes' 2014 world championship-winning W05 at Silverstone on Thursday.
Lorenzo, who has three MotoGP titles to his name, got behind the wheel of the same F1 car that Lewis Hamilton used to secure his second world championship in 2014, around the British Grand Prix circuit's International layout.
The event was supported by Monster Energy, which sponsors both the Spaniard and the German team. Having only had a small amount of previous four-wheel motorsport experience, Lorenzo drove a number of less-powerful cars at Silverstone in preparation for the test.
In sampling F1 machinery, the 29-year-old follows in the footsteps of fellow MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, who tested a Ferrari F1 car in 2004 and again in 2008.
Both Lorenzo and Monster Energy posted about the outing on social media.
— Jorge Lorenzo (@lorenzo99) October 6, 2016
— Monster Energy (@MonsterEnergy) October 6, 2016