Valentino Rossi, who retired from MotoGP, turned to a four-wheel race. In 2022, he will fully participate in the Audi R8 LMS of Belgium’s WRT (W Racing Team), which is competing for the top position in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Series (GTWCE).
After Valentino Rossi retired from MotoGP at the end of last season, there was no doubt that he would switch to full-time four-wheel racing.
Valentino Rossi, who has tested many times in the past at Ferrari F1 and was even given the chance to switch to F1 from then-chairman Luca di Montezemolo, enjoyed testing with this season’s team WRT in Valencia last month. is.
“We are delighted to be part of Team WRT for the complete Fanatech GTWCE program,” said nine-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi.
“I’ve always been a big fan of car racing, and I think we all know that after my MotoGP career, I’ve always been interested in four-wheel racing.”
“Now I can focus on the car racing program at a high level with the right professional approach. Team WRT is a perfect fit for what I was looking for and they are taking this new adventure with GTWCE. I’m looking forward to starting with you. “
Valentino Rossi’s Audi R8 LMS will feature his iconic number 46. Teammates will be nominated by WRT at a later date.
“Many fans are confident that Barre is just as happy as we are to start a new career on four wheels and do it in GT with Team WRT and Audi,” said the WRT team boss. Vincent Vosse said.
“We all know how great a bike champion and athlete Barre is, but above all, he is a true racer, a very professional and competitive sportsman, and he. Aspires to be as successful as possible with the new challenges that he has decided to accept. “
“That’s why we really wanted to work with him.”
“The tests we did in Valencia were very positive for both parties in terms of technical feedback and working approach.”
The 10-round Fanatech GT World Challenge Europe kicks off at Imola on April 3 and ends at the Catalunya circuit in Barcelona in early October.
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