Rossi: I'll be too old for F1

Motorcycle superstar says he's sticking to two wheels

REIGNING MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will continue to race motorcycles for the forseeable future, turning his back on any chance of a career in Formula One, the star has told the Indian press.

The news quashes the rumours Rossi was planning a move to the four-wheel big time; it's likely he will pursue a career in rally cars or GT racing, once his motorcycle days are over.

"There are not many changes in a man's body between 22 and 34 so I still have some time left," the 30-year-old Italian told Indian media Monday.

"I would consider shifting to cars, probably rallying, after that before I finally decide to take it easy."

Rossi finished second in last year's Monza rally and impressed with a strong performance driving a Ferrari GT racer at the Vallelunga Six-Hour.

"When I finish with bikes, I might want to see some seasons in rallying. I know F1 would've been easier but by the time I finish MotoGP, I will be too old for F1."

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