The legend of MotoGP, Valentino Rossi, arrives in the world of motorsport and more precisely in GT for the WRT-Audi team.
The news has been made official since Thursday, January 13, Valentino Rossi goes from 2 wheels to 4 wheels. The Italian has engaged with the WRT team to run in the championship Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe in sprint and endurance racing. The legend will run in a Audi R8 LMS sported the colors of the Belgian team and the mythical number 46 in fluorescent yellow.
“I am delighted to join Team WRT for a full Fanatec GTWCE programme. Everyone knows that I’ve always been a big motor racing fan and I’ve always been interested in racing on four wheels once my MotoGP career is over. Now I am fully available to dedicate myself to a high-level motor racing program and with a good professional approach. Team WRT is the perfect partner I was looking for and I can’t wait to start this new GTWCE adventure with them.”
The Doctor has not been idle during the winter. Just after bidding farewell to the MotoGP, he launched in December in trials with the team WRT which have proven to be conclusive. Today, he tackles an adventure that is not so new to him. If we go back in time, we remember that 2012 the Italian prodigy had already been seen in one of these cars during endurance races at Monza and the Nürburgring.
Valentino Rossi is therefore expected as a serious candidate to help the Belgian team win its 6th title in seven years in 2022. Here, the Sprint program includes a home test, Misano, from July 1 to 3, 2022. While the Endurance program send it to Imola, from April 1 to 3, but also for the iconic 24 hours of Spa July 28-31. We can observe the first laps of the Italian during the official trials at the circuit of Paul Ricard in the south of France, at the beginning of March.
Photo : w-racingteam.com
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