Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has been confirmed as the first big name to sign up to take part in Felipe Massa's end-of-season karting event.

Lorenzo will compete in the event in Florianopolis against a number of big-name stars from the motorsport world, with the likes of Rubens Barrichello and Tony Kanaan also expected to attend.

"We have just received an okay from him [Lorenzo]," Massa said during a press conference at the Cost?o do Santinho Resort in Florianopolis

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Adrian Sutil, Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado are also said to have shown an interest in taking part in the race but Massa's former team-mate at Ferrari - seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher - will miss the race.

"There is a clash of dates with the Race of Champions," Massa revealed, "so he will not come."