Rossi aims for Le Mans: “In 2024 I want to race 24 hours” |  Formula Passion – WEC

Rossi aims for Le Mans: “In 2024 I want to race 24 hours” | Formula Passion – WEC

Eyes for 24 hours

The entire world of motorsports is buzzing these days with what will be one of the most anticipated and exciting releases in the history of 24 Hours of Le Mans. The French championship, which this year sees the giants of motor racing such as Toyota, Ferrari, Porsche, Peugeot and Cadillac at the beginning, will start on Saturday at 4 pm; but first there will be Le Mans Road side platea support event for the world’s most important endurance race.

Rossi’s challenge

The Le Mans road is now in its eighth edition and will see the start 58 cars, including 20 GT3s, will compete in two races of 55 minutes each.: The first race is scheduled today at 18.30 on Thursday, the second instead will be held at 11.30 on Friday morning. Both will of course take place on the 13.6km Circuit de la Sarthe. Among the expected main characters will also be Valentino Rossiwhich will run on one BMW M4 GT3 for Team WRTalternating driving with French driver Jerome Policand.

Goal 2024

For the Doctor this will be an opportunity familiarize yourself with the setting hopefully, next year, to be able to compete for 24 hours.”The plan is this – confirmed Rossi in an interview with the Road to Le Mans organizers – We want to come here next year and participate in a big race with GT3 and after that, we will see“.

“When I was racing MotoGP I always wanted to have a project to become a car driver – Rossi explained again – and I believe that the GT3 category, and the endurance category, is the right way to improve my skills and become more competitive. The road to Le Mans is the first step. The project with WRT started last year – concluded the eight-time world champion – now we are with BMW and I became a working driver for BMW. We have no real goal, we just want to be competitive with GT3, fight for the loudspeaker and then we will look at my speed and my ability to understand if I can drive faster cars”.