Valentino Rossi won’t be able to compete within the 12 Hours of the Gulf as deliberate this week. Declared a contact case of an individual who examined constructive for COVID-19, the Italian driver have to be in solitary confinement and subsequently quit this Endurance race, during which he was to participate for the third time behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GT3.
The Kessel Racing workforce confirmed the knowledge on Wednesday, on the eve of the primary checks of the occasion which might be run on Saturday on the Yas Marini circuit in Bahrain. It’s indicated that the previous MotoGP rider might be changed by David Fumanelli, a daily in GT races. Then again, his brother Luca Marini and their good friend Alessio Salucci stay engaged as a way to defend the rostrum that every one three obtained final 12 months within the GT3 Professional-Am class, with the fourth place within the normal classification.
If he’s a daily at this occasion, Valentino Rossi should this 12 months step up his dedication to GT and Endurance as a way to observe up his racing profession after leaving MotoGP on the finish of final season. With this in thoughts, he not too long ago carried out a take a look at driving an Audi R8 from the WRT workforce.
The announcement in latest days of the sponsorship partnership between its construction VR46 and the Italian firm Mooney made it potential to specify that the monetary group would additionally help the Italian driver in his dedication to GT this season, with out nevertheless that his program was not revealed. for the second.
That is the second time that COVID-19 has caught up with Valentino Rossi, who had been contaminated in October 2020 after which needed to miss two MotoGP Grands Prix.No Video(s) Found