MotoGP rider tries Williams simulator

(GMM) MotoGP rider James Toseland this week got his first taste of life at the wheel of a formula one cockpit.

The 27-year-old, who is the only Briton in the premier two wheeled championship, visited Williams' Grove factory for a stint in the Toyota-powered F1 team's sophisticated driver simulator.

"Williams had its telemetry engineers there telling me what to do; it was interesting to see what you have to do in an F1 car compared to a motorcycle to get it round the circuit," he said, according to Reuters.

Toseland's outing was reportedly just for fun, but he said he would enjoy getting a chance to drive a formula one car for real.

"After 45 minutes in the simulator I was only three seconds a lap slower than Williams race driver Kazuki Nakajima so it wasn't too bad," he added.

MotoGP races at Britain's Donington Park this weekend.

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