Seven-times MotoGP bike world champion Valentino Rossi mentioned he’ll return to the monitor to compete in automobile racing within the GT World Problem Europe, becoming a member of Belgian outfit WRT.
Rossi, who known as time on an illustrious motorcycling profession spanning greater than 20 years in 2021, had beforehand spoken of a need to maneuver into automobile racing, and underwent a take a look at with WRT in Valencia in December.
The 42-year-old will drive an Audi R8 LMS within the endurance and dash classes, and can sport the quantity 46, the identical quantity he raced with in MotoGP.
“I’m delighted to affix Workforce WRT,” Rossi mentioned in an announcement. “All people is aware of that I’ve all the time been an important automobile racing fan and that I’ve all the time been eager about racing on 4 wheels as soon as my MotoGP profession would come to an finish.
“Now I’m utterly accessible to commit myself to a automobile racing programme at a excessive degree and with the appropriate skilled method.
“Workforce WRT is the right match I used to be searching for and I’m anxious to begin this new journey within the GTWCE with them.”
The 2022 GT World Problem Europe season begins in Imola, Spain on April 1.