Valentino Rossi has admitted he could switch to four-wheels after several more seasons in MotoGP, but with rallying - not F1 - the most likely.

Indeed, the 24 year-old Italian claimed he had not even heard from Ferrari about a proposed test session that president Luca di Montezemolo offered on Italian radio last week.

"I have no intention of leaving MotoGP for at least two or three years and then my real passion is for rallying," said Rossi. who drove a Peugeot 206 (briefly) in the 2002 Rally of Great Britain. "I would have a test in the car if Ferrari wanted but it would be more of a test for the journalists than me."

However, whether he heard about the Ferrari test offer or not, it was definitely given and while a switch to F1 is clearly out of the question without several years of testing - something he couldn't fit in while competing in MotoGP - rallying, even at world level, would be a much more realistic move.

But such debate aside, the immediate question concerning Rossi has still not been answered - where will he ride next season? Honda is still considering his 'final' demands and will make a decision after this weekend, while Rossi is said to be on the verge of a move to Yamaha.

Nevertheless, the five-times world champion wouldn't rule out a switch to Ducati instead - something which would be essential for any Ferrari test to take place. He might not want to race an F1 car, but who would turn down the once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive such a machine?

 

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