Rumour: Rossi to race a Ferrari at Le Mans

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

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Submitted by Visordown News on Mon, 23/12/2013 - 15:47

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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