Valentino Rossi happy with ‘pace’ and ‘fight’ | ‘Vale made no mistakes!’

Valentino Rossi was pleased with his pace and “how I could fight” after registering his best result yet since trading MotoGP for GT3 racing.
Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi

Rossi and his team finished fifth in the GT World Challenge Europe six-hour endurance race on Saturday night in France.

The 43-year-old motorcycle racing legend performed an impressive undertake of the #50 BMW to help steer his Team WRT Audi to a solid finish.

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Rossi said: “I am very happy, P5 is a good result and we had a very positive weekend. 

“We were strong and fast, and proved to be a good line-up. 

“I am happy with my pace and also with how I could fight in the traffic of the first stints.”

His teammate Fred Vervisch said: “It’s a great result and I think P4 was in it, but a final P5 is very positive. 

Valentino Rossi / Frédéric Vervisch - Team WRT Audi R8 LMS evo II
Valentino Rossi / Frédéric Vervisch - Team WRT Audi R8 LMS evo II

“We had a good quali, Vale made no mistakes in his stints and [Nico Muller] could recover from the extra pit stop. At the end, I was fighting for P4 that we missed narrowly.”

Teammate Muller said: “It’s a good result but it could have been even better and could have been a first podium. 

“Unfortunately, that extra pit stop cost us time but we managed to be back in the game and take good points. The positive is that we had really good pace”.

Rossi was racing for the fourth time since joining the GT3 championship, and will return on 17-19 June at Zandvoort in the Netherlands.

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