Valentino Rossi Joins WEC LMGT3 Ranks with BMW in 2024
The world of motorsports is abuzz with excitement as seven-time MotoGP champion and BMW factory driver, Valentino Rossi, has been nominated to race in one of the two M4 GT3s set to be run by the prestigious Belgian WRT squad. This announcement comes after the confirmation that WRT will represent BMW in the new class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with the release of the 2024 WEC entry on Monday.
A New Challenge for Rossi
At the age of 44, Valentino Rossi is embarking on a new chapter in his racing career as he transitions from motorcycle racing to car racing in the WEC. After two full seasons of competing with WRT in the GT World Challenge Europe in 2022-23, Rossi now sets his sights on conquering the LMGT3 class alongside BMW.
Rossi’s nomination to race in the BMW M4 GT3 is a testament to his exceptional talent and versatility as a driver. Known for his incredible achievements in MotoGP, including seven World Championships and numerous race wins, Rossi is now ready to take on a new challenge and prove his skills on four wheels.
A Winning Partnership
The collaboration between Valentino Rossi and BMW is a match made in motorsports heaven. With BMW’s rich history in endurance racing and Rossi’s unparalleled racing pedigree, this partnership has the potential to achieve great success in the LMGT3 category.
The WRT squad, which has been entrusted with running the two BMW M4 GT3s, is no stranger to success either. The Belgian team has a strong track record in GT racing and has consistently proven their expertise and competitiveness in the motorsports arena. Combining Rossi’s talent, BMW’s engineering excellence, and WRT’s proficiency in running top-tier race cars, this team is poised for greatness.
Looking Towards the Future
The inclusion of Rossi in the 2024 WEC entry is a major coup for the series. His star power and global fanbase will undoubtedly bring increased attention and excitement to the LMGT3 class. As Rossi embraces this new challenge, fans around the world eagerly await his debut in the BMW M4 GT3 and anticipate thrilling battles on the endurance racing circuit.
The 2024 WEC season promises to be an exhilarating one, as Rossi adds another chapter to his already illustrious racing career. With his infectious enthusiasm and unwavering determination, the legendary Italian rider is ready to make his mark in the world of car racing.