Suara.com – MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has introduced that he’ll begin a brand new chapter in his racing profession by competing within the GT World Problem Europe (GTWCE) occasion.
Rossi will race a full season of 10 races for the Belgian WRT workforce, driving an Audi R8 LMS which can bear the nine-time world champion’s iconic quantity #46.
WRT via its official web site, Thursday (13/1/2022) stated Rossi will compete within the Endurance and Dash classes with the defending champion workforce, accompanied by drivers from Audi Sport who will likely be introduced additional for each classes.
Rossi additionally took half in a personal take a look at session with the WRT workforce in Valencia in December final 12 months.
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“I am certain many followers will likely be as glad as we’re as a result of Vale began his new profession on 4 wheels and he did it in GT, with the WRT and Audi groups,” stated WRT workforce CEO Vincent Vosse.
“Everyone knows how nice Vale is as a motorbike world champion and a determine on this planet of sport, however greater than that, he’s a real racer and sportsman who could be very skilled and aggressive, keen to achieve the brand new challenges he chooses.”
Rossi retired from MotoGP on the finish of the 2021 season but it surely did not take lengthy for the 42-year-old rider to return to work.
A profession of just about three a long time in MotoGP, The Physician is also referred to as a racer who likes four-wheel racing, had dropped within the rally championship and endurance racing.
He stated he was glad to hitch his new workforce and could not wait to begin his new journey.
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“Everybody is aware of that I’m a giant automotive racing fan and I used to be at all times taken with racing on 4 wheels after my MotoGP profession was over,” stated Rossi.
“Now I can actually commit myself to the auto racing program at a excessive stage and with the suitable skilled strategy.
“The WRT workforce is an ideal match and I can not wait to begin this new GTWCE journey with them.”
Imola Circuit, Italy will host the primary GTWCE collection on 1-3 April.
The title Valentino Rossi can even nonetheless enhance the MotoGP paddock this season when the VR46 squad will debut within the premier class via the duet of Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi.
Rossi’s workforce will use a Ducati engine.