At the press conference prior to the Styrian GP, Valentino rossi announced that after 21 years in the premier class, he was leaving the world of two wheels. But yes, what he was not going to put aside was his desire to compete in the motor world. “I like cars somewhat less than motorcycles, but I think I will continue to race with cars“, assured the Italian.
For Urbino’s, the world of motorsports is not strange. But before deciding, Valentino will try to be immersed in the last remaining appointments in MotoGP, and thus try to end his journey of more than 20 years with a good taste. Although the Italian is focused on the two wheels, that does not mean that the main team leaders of the four competitions, look to the mythical ’46’ for a reason to improve their shows.
Gerhard berger, former F1 driver and current head of the DTM, has expressed that it will do everything possible to have Rossi in the 2022 championship. It would not be difficult for the Italian, since at Hockenheim 2006, he tested a Mercedes. In addition, they offered him a wild card, but at that moment he turned down the offer. Berger says he will call him at the end of the year, and it could be that the pieces fit with the arrival of the GT3 cars to the championship.
“He told me that we would talk about it when he finished his MotoGP career, but I haven’t called him yet. I will do it at the end of the season, if you want to race in the DTM it would be great, if not, it would be fine, “says the Austrian on the Swiss website ‘Speedweek’.