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Recently retired MotoGP™ Legend Valentino Rossi has begun the next chapter of his racing career, signing up to compete in the GT World Challenge Europe, joining Team WRT.
The nine-time World Champion hung up his MotoGP™ leathers at the conclusion of the 2021 World Championship, but that hasn’t stopped the 42-year-old from embarking on a new journey that sees him switch over to four-wheeled racing. Following a test with Team WRT in Valencia last month, Rossi has agreed to compete in the 10-round competition.
???? VALENTINO ROSSI TO DRIVE AN AUDI R8 LMS OF TEAM WRT IN THE 2022 GTWCE— WRT - W Racing Team (@followWRT) January 13, 2022
Team WRT is pleased to announce that @ValeYellow46 will join its driver line-up in the @GTWorldChEu for the 2022 season.
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Of course, a race with Valentino Rossi just wouldn’t be complete without his iconic #46, and he will sport the number as he contends for honours in the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup as an official Audi Sport driver.
Valentino Rossi: "I am delighted to join Team WRT for a full Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS programme. Everybody knows that I have always been a great car racing fan and that I have always been interested in 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 a 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 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS with them."
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