Rossi to race a Ferrari 458 Italia at Monza

| April 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

This has to be a great news for followers of F1 and MotoGP. Very popular seven time world champion Valentino Rossi will be seen inside the cockpit of a Ferrari in opening round of Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza on 13-15 April.The magical number 46 will be seen on Vale’s 458 Italia. Rossi;s partner in the Pro-Am Cup Class will be his friend Alessio Salucci. “We really decided on the last minute to participate in the Blancpain Endurance Series event in Monza and to race in partnership with my friend Uccio is a very big pleasure,” said the Doctor.

Stephane Ratel, promoter, Blancpain Endurance Series is happy to have Rossi in the team.
“For many years I have been saying that from all of the world-class drivers and riders, the one I would most like to welcome in GT racing is Valentino Rossi. He is the ultimate motorsport hero and we must hope he will consider joining our championships on a more regular manner at some point in his outstanding career. At Monza, in a Ferrari, we could not have expected a better combination to make the event a success. Welcome Valentino.”

Rossi will be seen battling it out against some big names like David Brabham- Le Mans 24 Hour winner, former F1 star Mark Blundell & Karl Wendlinger and several other from car racing field.

The event consists of Pre-Qualifying round on Friday, Qualifying on Saturday and a three-hour Race on Sunday.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why am I not surprised. Valentino Rossi may be a motorcycle racing Legend, but he doesn't let that limit his abilities a as motor racing enthusiast and is always open to other forms of the sport.
    2 wheels or 4.
    As long as he doesn't jeopardize his moto gp season or career by letting anything silly happen endangering his fitness (last years unnecessary motocross adventure which gave him a damaged shoulder), he may have a go at anything and everything he wants) us 'Tifosi' don't mind. : D

    Coming to think of it, the way the previous 2 seasons in moto-gp have turned out to be for him , which is a pity. It would be sensible to try out new forms of motorsports and try his talent at, in consideration of the future. Although everyone would wish the Master stays with moto gp for as long as possible , when the time comes, hope he takes that Crown with him. Fingers crossed.x

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why am I not surprised. Valentino Rossi may be a motorcycle racing Legend, but he doesn't let that limit his abilities a as motor racing enthusiast and is always open to other forms of the sport.
    2 wheels or 4.
    As long as he doesn't jeopardize his moto gp season or career by letting anything silly happen endangering his fitness (last years unnecessary motocross adventure which gave him a damaged shoulder), he may have a go at anything and everything he wants) us 'Tifosi' don't mind. : D

    Coming to think of it, the way the previous 2 seasons in moto-gp have turned out to be for him , which is a pity. It would be sensible to try out new forms of motorsports and try his talent at, in consideration of the future. Although everyone would wish the Master stays with moto gp for as long as possible , when the time comes, hope he takes that Crown with him. Fingers crossed.x

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