Valentino Rossi to Test WRT’s LMP2 Car in Bahrain
The motorsport world is abuzz with the news that MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will be testing WRT’s LMP2 car in Bahrain on 5 November. This highly anticipated test comes right after the conclusion of the 2023 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with the 8 Hours of Bahrain.
A Glimpse into the Future
Rossi’s participation in this LMP2 test is seen as a precursor to his potential entry into the championship in the future. As Rossi aims to expand his horizons beyond MotoGP, this opportunity represents an exciting next step in his motorsport career.
Factory Driver Role
As part of his factory driver role with a German manufacturer, Rossi is also set to have a run in the BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh car before the end of the year. This additional test further solidifies Rossi’s commitment to exploring different racing disciplines and showcases his versatility as a driver.
An Exciting Challenge Ahead
The LMP2 car that Rossi will be driving in Bahrain is an ORECA-Gibson 07, operated by WRT. This state-of-the-art machine demands precision, skill, and finesse, and Rossi is excited to take on the challenge. With his wealth of experience in MotoGP, Rossi brings a unique perspective to the endurance racing world.
With his legendary status in the motorcycling community, Rossi’s foray into sports car racing is generating significant interest among fans and industry insiders alike. Many are eagerly awaiting Rossi’s test and highly anticipate his potential future involvement in the WEC championship.