Seven-time MotoGP motorcycle world champion Valentino Rossi has said he will return to the track to compete in car races in the GT World Challenge Europe, joining the Belgian WRT team. Rossi, who ended an illustrious motorcycle career spanning more than two decades in 2021, previously spoke of his desire to get into motor racing and underwent a test with the WRT in Valencia in December.
The 42-year-old will drive an Audi R8 LMS in the endurance and sprint categories and will wear the number 46, the same number he has raced in MotoGP with. “I am delighted to join the WRT team,” Rossi said in a statement https://w-racingteam.com/news/detail/387/valentino-rossi-to-drive-an-audi-r8-lms- of-team -wrt-in-the-2022-gtwce. “Everyone knows that I have always been a huge fan of motor racing and that I have always been interested in racing on four wheels after my MotoGP career is over.
“Now I am fully available to devote myself to a top level auto racing program and with the right professional approach. “Team WRT is exactly what I was looking for and I can’t wait to start this new GTWCE adventure with them. . “
The 2022 GT World Challenge Europe season kicks off in Imola, Spain on April 1.
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