“The Marquis wasn’t bad, was he?”

Valentino Rossi is in Valencia for the penultimate race of the Fanatec GT WCE Championship season. Even in the absence of the prestigious results, he is in the center of the limelight, and he is firmly determined to win his first podium in this new adventure on four wheels. He held a press conference in which he touched on many topics, from the MotoGP class to the return of Marc Marquez, to almost his arrival in Formula 1.

Valentino Rossi in Valencia

The return of the Cervera phenomenon has not left anyone indifferent, riding the RC213V more than three months after fourth arm operation. Doctors gave the go-ahead to return to MotoGP, exceeding all expectations. In Spain, this may be the sporting news of the moment and it has reverberated live at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. “today (Friday, editor) It didn’t get worse, did it? But Marquis is always too fastVery few and brief words to the most dangerous motorcycle competitor, who has never been forgiven for what happened in the 2015 season, when he lost his tenth world title in the last race in Valencia … Chest Raceway which represents the crossroads of memories and enthusiasm for the future, famously held here. F1 test with Lewis Hamilton MercedesHere he tested the Audi R8 GT3 for the WRT team for the first time:From that moment on, my second sports career began. It’s a little easier than MotoGP“.

The four wheels of the doctor

Still in Valencia, where he ended his thirty-year motorcycling career in November 2021, here stands a mural in his honor. “Seeing my face on the tower is impressive, it’s a great reminder of my last MotoGP race“.It is a pity that it was not one of his favorite tracks of his career, he will try to do well with his Audi R8 GT3 in the last sprint race of 2022.”Valencia is obviously a track I know very well on two wheels. I’ve driven the car several times and this is where I completed my first test with Team WRT and Audi at the end of last year‘, says Valentino Rossi.The last race in the Misano Sprint Cup went well, and we entered the top five. We will try to do better here. It will be important to have a good feeling for the car, hopefully we can be competitive“.

Valencia also reminds him of his Formula 1 testing and failure to switch from MotoGP to the circus in the past. “It came very close, even if it was true that the program would have been Ferrari’s third driver or perhaps starting with Ferrari’s second team, Sauber. It has been difficult. So in the end I chose bikes and it was the right decision – Sample from Tavullia concludes. I won two more championships, won many races and raced for another twelve years. Too bad, because I wanted to drive, but that’s how it went“.

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