Valentino Rossi is prepared for a new test in four-wheeled contest. Following a fruitful group with Team WRT at Valencia in December, Valentino has now finished a consent to challenge the 10-round Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe controlled by AWS title with the main Audi crew Team WRT.
Valentino Rossi: “I’m charmed to join Team WRT for a full Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe fueled by AWS program. Everyone realizes that I have forever been an extraordinary vehicle hustling fan and that I have forever been keen on dashing on four wheels once my MotoGP vocation would reach a conclusion. Presently I am totally accessible to dedicate myself to a vehicle dashing system at an undeniable level and with the right proficient methodology. Group WRT is the ideal fit I was searching for and I am restless to begin this new experience in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe controlled by AWS with them.”
Vincent Vosse, WRT Team Principal: “I’m certain that a great deal of fans will be however satisfied as we are that Rossi may be beginning another profession on four haggles he is doing it in GT, with Team WRT and Audi. We as a whole know what an extraordinary motorbike champion and sports figure Vale is, however in particular, he is a genuine racer and an extremely proficient and cutthroat athlete, anxious to be just about as fruitful as conceivable in the new test he has chosen to embrace. This is by and large why we truly needed to work with him. The test we made at Valencia was incredibly sure for the two players, as far as specialized input and working methodology, and we took things from that point. We energetically welcome Vale in the WRT family and I am certain that we are set for an extremely intriguing encounter for both.”
Thomas Jackermeier, Endor AG CEO: “Seeing the amazing Valentino Rossi drive for WRT in the 2022 period of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS will be a milestone second for the long-running series. As far as we might be concerned, it is likewise invigorating to see a devoted sim racer like Valentino try things out in GT dashing after such a long and fruitful vocation in motorsport. It is a demonstration of the nature of dashing found in the Fanatec GT World Challenge and I can hardly wait for this season to start and see how he can manage WRT both on target and in the Esports Championship also.”
Stéphane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group organizer and CEO: “I’m pleased to invite Valentino Rossi to the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS network for 2022. Having followed his renowned lifetime in cruiser hustling for over twenty years, it is really energizing to observe the beginning of this new section in GT apparatus. To draw in a contender of Valentino’s height is a colossal demonstration of positive support for our title and for GT dashing overall. He will carry new energy to our enclosure and I anticipate watching him on target this season.”
Rossi over and again expressed last year that he would change to GT dashing toward the finish of his MotoGP vocation, having recently challenged the Gulf 12 Hours in a Kessel Racing Ferrari.
Having tried for WRT in an Audi R8 in December at Valencia, Rossi has focused on an entire 10-round crusade in GTWCE across the Sprint Cup and the Endurance Cups with the title’s driving Audi crew.
WRT has reported that Rossi will share a vehicle across the 10 races with processing plant Audi drivers, which affirms that silver-appraised Rossi will race in the Pro class of the series as illustrated by group supervisor Vincent Vosse to Motorsport.com last year.
They still can’t seem to be named by the group, yet plant drivers on the WRT list last year incorporate the title winning line-up of Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts, just as Kelvin van der Linde and Robin Frijns.
The WRT-run Audi R8 LMS GT3 dashed by Rossi will bear his conventional race number, #46, in the GTWCE.
Remarking on his choice, Rossi portrayed WRT as “the ideal fit I was searching for.”
“Everyone realizes that I have forever been an incredible vehicle dashing fan and that I have forever been keen on hustling on four wheels once my MotoGP profession would reach a conclusion,” he said.
“Presently I am totally accessible to commit myself to a vehicle hustling program at an undeniable level and with the right proficient methodology.”
WRT, which is extending its FIA World Endurance Championship group to two LMP2 vehicles this year, is arranging a comparable attack on the 2022 GTWCE to last prepare when it ran three vehicles in both the Endurance and Sprint legs of the title.
WRT group head Vincent Vosse added: “I’m certain that a great deal of fans will be however satisfied as we are that Rossi may be beginning another vocation on four haggles he is doing it in GT, with Team WRT and Audi.
“We as a whole know what an incredible motorbike champion and sports figure Vale is, however in particular, he is a genuine racer and an exceptionally proficient and serious athlete, anxious to be just about as effective as conceivable in the new test he has chosen to embrace. This is by and large why we truly needed to work with him.
“The test we made at Valencia was amazingly certain for the two players, as far as specialized input and working methodology, and we took things from that point. We energetically welcome Vale in the WRT family and I am certain that we are set for an extremely intriguing encounter for both.”
Vosse told Motorsport.com toward the end of last year that he accepted Rossi could be a leader in sportscar hustling.
Rossi hasn’t indicated how long he sees his post-MotoGP vehicle hustling vocation last, yet a full mission in GTWCE recommends genuine expectation from the Italian.
He has likewise made no confidential of his craving to one day contend the 24 Hours of Le Mans – with a trip this year in the 24 Hours of Spa his first opportunity to challenge an entire 24-hour race.
Alongside his Gulf 12 Hour excursions, Rossi has likewise done perseverance hustling on two wheels, winning the Suzuka 8 Hours for Honda back in 2001.
Rossi will keep on having a presence in the MotoGP enclosure in 2022, his VR46 crew moving forward to the chief class with his sibling Luca Marini – who hustled for Avintia last year – and Moto2 graduate Marco Bezzecchi.
The group will run Ducati hardware in 2022, something which might have been a variable in Rossi’s new relationship with Audi, which claims the Italian bike brand, in GT hustling.
Vincent Vosse: “I am sure that a lot of fans will be as pleased as we are that Vale is starting a new career on four wheels and that he is doing it in GT, with Team WRT and Audi. We all know what a great motorbike champion and sports figure Vale is, but most of all, he is a true racer and a very professional and competitive sportsman, eager to be as successful as possible in the new challenge he has decided to embrace. This is exactly why we really wanted to work with him. The test we made at Valencia was extremely positive for both parties, in terms of technical feedback and working approach, and we took things from there. We warmly welcome Vale in the WRT family and I am sure that we are off to a very exciting experience for both.”
Valentino Rossi: “I am delighted to join Team WRT for a full Fanatec GTWCE powered by AWS programme. Everybody knows that I have always been a great car racing fan and that I have always been interested in a racing on four wheels once my MotoGP career would come to an end. Now I am completely available to devote myself to a car racing programme at high level and with the right professional approach. Team WRT is the perfect fit I was looking for and I am anxious to start this new adventure in the GTWCE with them.”
Stéphane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group founder & CEO: “I am delighted to welcome Valentino Rossi to the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS grid for 2022. Having followed his illustrious career in motorcycle racing for more than two decades, it is truly exciting to witness the start of this new chapter in GT machinery. To attract a competitor of Valentino’s stature is a tremendous vote of confidence for our championship and for GT racing in general. He will bring new energy to our paddock and I look forward to watching him on-track this season.