One of the perks of being a racing superstar is having access to big boys’ toys that even the big boys seldom get to play with. In a video upload to his Facebook page, Jorge Lorenzo, #99 and riding the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, is seen taking the YZF-M1 simulator for a spin, complete with tongue action.

The YZF-M1 simulator is a key part of the training regime for Yamaha’s MotoGP team, and is used to let riders practice essential skills like corner peel-in points and setting braking markers. While nothing beats actual track time, the simulator lets riders practise different lines through corners and the like safely, reducing the learning curve for a track by huge amounts.

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Racing this weekend at the Catalunya GP in Barcelona, Spain on May 5, and is 29-year old Lorenzo’s home track. Coming off his last win at Mugello, he is confident of putting up a good show at the Montmelo circuit. “Here we are, at my home race. Barcelona is so special for me. It’s a track I love and most of my people are coming to this Grand Prix. I lived here for a long time and here I feel at home,” said Lorenzo.

Team-mate Valentino Rossi, however, had a disastrous showing at the previous race, when the engine of his #46 YZF-M1 failed during the race after accidental over-revving when the race bike jumped a crest at the end of the straight, causing the back wheel to lift up momentarily when the engine was at full throttle.