Valentino Rossi will compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) next year in the new LMGT3 category. The Italian, who has raced in the GT World Challenge Europe series for the past two seasons, will thus take another step forward in his new career on four wheels. He will continue to be part of the Belgian team WRT, which uses racing cars from the German manufacturer BMW. Next June, as part of the WEC season, he will take part in one of the most legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. "I'm very happy to compete in the WEC championship. It's the next step in my endurance racing career," said the nine-time World Motorcycle Champion. BMW is one of the nine manufacturers that will compete in the LMGT3 category in the upcoming WEC season. In addition to them, Ferrari, Porsche, Chevrolet, Aston
Valentino Rossi and co-driver Maximo Martin celebrated second place in the Fanatec GT World Endurance Europe Championship race at Brands Hatch. This is his first podium in this championship, where he has been racing with BMW's M4 GT3 since last year. https://twitter.com/GTWorldChEu/status/1657781520084488193
Valentino Rossi switched from two wheels to four and ventured into the world of motor racing. At the recent opening race of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe in Monza, he and his teammates August Farfus and Maximo Martin, despite a mistake when he spun and crashed into the protective tires through the sandy excursion zone, made it to the first starting row. In the race, the Italian made another mistake, and the team was then hit by a flat tire that destroyed the bottom of the car, which ended the race prematurely for them. In the garage, the nine-time motorcycle world champion was treated to a treat after the race and instead of a steering wheel, they prepared a motorcycle handlebar for his BMW, with which he was much more skilled in racing feats. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CrYMVRYgeId/?
At the Race of Champions in Sweden, Audi Sport put the history and future of its rally cars side by side on the track - the legendary rally special S1 and the Dakar challenger, the electric RS Q e-tron. https://twitter.com/RaceOfChampions/status/1619658105620500480
Valentino Rossi, along with his WRT team-mates - Tim Whale, Sean Gelael, Max Hesse and Maxime Martin - took third place at the Dubai 24 Hours endurance race in the GT3 category. The victory went to the drivers of the second car of the WRT team (Mohamed Saud Fahad Al Saud, Diego Menchaca, Jean Baptiste Simmenauer, Jens Klingmann, Dries Vanthoor). The second place was taken by the racers (Ralf Bohn, Daniel Allemann, Robert Renauer, Alfred Renauer) of the Herberth Motorsport team, which uses Porsche racing cars. For the WRT team, the cooperation with BWM could not have started better after they ended their partnership with Audi before this season. https://twitter.com/followWRT/status/1614583697818423296
Valentino Rossi will start today's 24 Hours of Dubai race in the GT3 class from the eighth starting position. The qualifications that took place yesterday were divided into four parts of fifteen minutes each. Two were scheduled in the afternoon, after daylight, and two in the evening, when it was already dark over the track. The best starting position belongs to the team whose racers set the best average time. The first starting position was secured by drivers Luca Stolz, Fabian Schiller, Axcil Jefferies and Martin Konrad for the Al Manar Racing by HRT team, which uses Mercedes cars. Stolz set a time of 3:1 in Q58.335, which was the best time of the day. Together, their average time was 1:59.791. The second place was taken by the racers of the other racing car of this team. The second starting row is started by the racers (Sven Müller,
Valentino Rossi will compete in the 14.1.23 Hours of Dubai endurance race this weekend (Saturday, 24). The nine-time motorcycle world champion will share the BMW M4 GT3 in Team WRT with Tim White, Sean Gelael and former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Maxime Martin. The Italian star recently racked up the first racing kilometers of the year while driving a kart. https://www.instagram.com/p/CnHLb7aMXvK/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= In Dubai, he will also have to make friends with a new racing car, as the WRT team ended its cooperation with Audi before this season and opted for BMW. More than 42 teams with 54 cars are registered for the race, which are divided into three categories (GT3, GTX and TCR). A total of 226 racers will compete.
After last season behind the wheel of Audi, Valentino Rossi switched to the BMW camp this year. The motorcycle star, who remains a member of the WRT team, will take part in the Dubai 4h endurance race next weekend with a BMW M24, and to prepare for the feat, he chose a go-kart with which he diligently collected laps and chased the racing rhythm on the Cogis track in Italy.
Valentino Rossi finished fifth with the WRT team in the six-hour endurance race of the GT World Challenge Europe yesterday. At the Paul Ricard racetrack on Saturday night, he got his best result in his new four-wheel racing career. Let’s remember this is only his fourth race. Rossi, who also started the race, broke through to tenth place in the introductory part before handing the race car over to teammates Fred Vervisch and Nico Muller. They then managed to advance to fifth place. “It was very challenging as I had been on the track for quite some time and I was already really feeling my neck,” Rossi said after the race. "I even made it to seventh place, but the best ones were a little too fast. In the end, I also had some tire issues." GT World Challenge Championship Racers
Ken Block recently started working with German Audi, and the new partnership gave birth to the first beast with which the American racer, known for driving mischief, pays homage to Audi's S1 Pikes Peak race car. It is a prototype of the S1 Hoonitron electric car, or with the full name Audi S1 e-tron Quattro Hoonitron, with which Block will shoot a new chapter of the Gymkhana series. https://twitter.com/kblock43/status/1471524794214457346