Seven-time MotoGP world champion, the Italian racer wins his home race (Misano, Italy) at the wheel of a BMW M4 GT3
Valentino Rossi won the first race of his career in the GT World Challenge Europe on Sunday, winning the second race of the event in Misano (Italy) on Sunday at the wheel of a BMW M4 GT3.
Winner of seven world titles in MotoGP, the main motorcycle class, the ‘doctor’ has shown that at the age of 44 he continues to ‘curve’, despite now being behind the wheel and on four wheels, getting the best in second gear . race weekend, alongside his WRT teammate, Belgian Maxime Martin, who started from third on the grid.
The experienced Italian driver’s team took advantage of the “safety car” and a fast “stopping point” to take the lead in the race, as Valentino Rossi brilliantly fended off the continuous attacks of the chasing Audis. The former seven-time MotoGP world champion ended up four seconds behind in second place.
On Saturday, Rafael Marcello and Timur Boguslavski took victory in the first race of the weekend for Mercedes.
“Congratulations to Valentino Rossi for this fantastic victory in the Pro class, on a very tight and demanding circuit with over 50 degrees of track temperature at a very fast pace. Valentino’s talent, combined with the low degradation of his P Zero DHF compound and the professionalism of his team, capped off a deserved victory.” – adding to his impressive record of accomplishments in many different branches of motorsport, ”said Matteo Braga, Head of Activities at the Italian Circuit.
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