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Rossi to race sportscar.

Reigning seven time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will drive a Ferrari 430 sporstcar in this weekend's Vallelunga 6 Hours endurance race.

Rossi's entry in the event has been rumoured for some days, and now officially confirmed.

The Doctor will naturally race with the #46 and share driving duties with his friend and MotoGP helper Alessio 'Uccio' Salucci as well as fellow Italian Andrea Ceccato.

Practice will take place on Friday and Saturday morning, with qualifying on Saturday afternoon. The race will start at 9.30am on Sunday morning.

Rossi is no stranger to four-wheels, having taken part in sporadic tests for the Ferrari F1 team since 2004 and made countless rally appearances - including three WRC entries.

The 30-year-old has to wait until February before he can test his Yamaha MotoGP machine again.



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Valentino Rossi during his Ferrari F1 test, Mugello 2008 (pic: Ferrari).
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Marc - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 3:58 PM

Hope Rossi and his buddies have fun in this race it sounds like it would be blast. I agree Dman that it should broadcast in the US. While I'm sure Rossi would drive the car well I'm not sure of his friends capabilities so I wouldn't expect much. But I'm sure they'll have no matter the results. Other people go to the beach, mountains, fishing or relax on their time off but guys like Rossi go Racing. You've gotta love that.



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