31 March, 2022
Valentino Rossi has already embarked on a new adventure after his retirement from MotoGP. After 26 seasons full of success, with nine world championships under his belt, the motorcycling legend has left the bikes parked to go on to live a new experience on four wheels.
This same weekend he begins his new life, and he will do so at the Imola circuit in Italy. At 43 years old, Rossi was looking for new challenges and is ready to give the best version of himself in his debut in the GT World Challenge Europe. More than 5,000 tickets have already been sold and it is expected to see packed stands.
The Italian driver has caused absolute madness in his country after confirming his participation in the test, which will take place at the controls of the Audi R8 GT3 of the Belgian WRT team. As it could not be otherwise, he will be accompanied by his faithful number 46 and will share a car with the Swiss Nico Muller and the Belgian Frederic Vervisch.
So much is the passion that Valentino Rossi arouses that even the medium ‘SKY’, the platform that broadcasts the MotoGP in Italy, is going to broadcast all his races live. “Finally, the first race arrives and also in Italy, which is great. It will be in Imola, which is a fantastic circuit with a great history,” said the Italian.
“We did a test there, the feeling with the car was good and the pace was not bad. We are ready for this first event. Everything will be new for me, but I think I will understand things better as the weekend goes by. I also hope that many fans will come to support us,” he added.
There he will coincide with three Spanish drivers such as Dani Juncadella, Albert Costa and Miguel Molina and also other mythical Formula 1 and DTM drivers such as Christian Klein, Augusto Farfus, Maro Engel, James Calado and Davide Rigon, among others. In addition, there will be a reunion between him and Dani Pedrosa, who competes in another category, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europa.