Valentino Rossi changes: change to four wheels in GT series

After leaving MotoGP, the Italian Valentino Rossi will switch to motor racing as planned. The motorcycle legend will compete in the so-called Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe this season. The 42-year-old will drive an Audi belonging to the Belgian WRT team.

“Everyone knows that I’ve always been a big fan of car racing and that I’ve always been interested in racing on four wheels as soon as my MotoGP career ends,” said former Yamaha rider Rossi on Thursday. “Now I am fully and completely ready to dedicate myself to a racing program at a high level and with the right professional approach.”

Rossi is the MotoGP record holder with 432 starts, 89 wins and 199 podiums. From 1996 to 2021 he took part in 26 world championships and won nine titles during this period. Rossi won the MotoGP premier class seven times. At the end of last year, the “Dottore”, as he was known because of his meticulousness, said goodbye on two wheels in Valencia and announced his switch.

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