Rumour: Rossi to race a Ferrari at Le Mans

MotoGP god may team up with Ferrari factory F1 driver Fernando Alonso

Posted: 23 December 2013
by Visordown News

FERRARI are weighing up a return to the Le Mans prototype class and the rumours are that Valentino Rossi and Fernando Alonso could be two of the factory's drivers.

Rossi and Ferrari have a growing relationship. Rossi has tested a Ferrari F1 car on various occasions and impressed the team with his times. More recently, Rossi raced a Ferrari 458 GT3 in the 2012 Blancpain Endurance series.

Ferrari have not entered a prototype at Le Mans since the 312P in 1973. Antonello Coletta, head of Ferrari's non-F1 sporting activities said: "I cannot say we will be in LMP1 but I cannot say we will not be in LMP1 either. If we did join, it would be a full-factory effort and not just as an engine supplier."

Long-time F1 driver Mark Webber, who has made a switch to drive a Porsche LMP1 in 2014, tweeted: "Great to hear that Ferrari looking to return to Le Mans racing too?? Driver line up for 2015/16 @alo_oficial and  @ValeYellow46  #willwork"

Rossi has already stated that if he is not competitive in the first half of the 2014 MotoGP season that he will retire from motorcycle racing at the end of 2014.

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So what

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 11:48

Sounds sweet!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:35

Knee-down on a Ferrari.!? Another first by VR46. Lets see if the Iceman can get his elbow-down.

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:38

"So what?". If I could have more than one lover, I would too. Riders need distractions, and this is a great way to keep those reflexes up to snuff. Besides, if he races, I just might become an F1 racing fan.

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 16:23

so not only has he had an incredible career in motorcycle racing, he has his own team, his own track, and ferrari waiting to snap him up as soon as he says the word 'retirement'!


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 17:56

I agree with " SO WHAT "

Just another track racer, time he moved on.

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 23:11

This story has come up every year for at least the last 4 years.

It never happens.

It never will.

£100 to a charity of the OP's choice if I'm wrong.

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 12:09

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