We know the team that chose Valentino Rossi, the most surprising market hit of the GT3 (the category where the Doctor will race). In crew number 46, WRT has hired the Belgian Vervish, born in 1986, as a teammate of the Pesaro rider. He will join Rossi in both Endurance and Sprint races. But there is much more to discover just a few hours from the start. And you can follow Vale live on Sky!
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Engage the Valentino Rossi it was certainly the biggest and most surprising market hit. We are talking about the history of the WRT, a team in which Valentino Rossi will race his first year of his career on four wheels. The category chosen is that of GT3, in the GTWC Europe championship. But the team for its part has in its history, a palmares full of successes, as many as 49 titles in 11 years, which makes its name respected by all in the world of covered wheel motorsport. The W Racing Team was born in Belgium, precisely in Baudour, in 2009. The three founders are the entrepreneur Yves Weerts, the former racing driver and current Team Principal Vincent Vosse and the former Volkswagen Motorsport Director René Verbist. It is no coincidence that the team has always been linked to the VW Group for which it has always played a semi-official figure mainly in two categories: TCR And GT3.
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And precisely in the Gran-Turismo category, in GTWC Europe, this year the Belgian team shows up with great fanfare 5 cars on the track and 15 drivers. In crew number 46, Rossi’s, the WRT team hired the Belgian as Valentino’s teammate Frédérik Vervish, born in 1986, born in Roeselaere. The rider who will join Rossi both in the Endurancewhich in the Sprint, boasts an excellent curriculum that tells of a career full of experience with 382 races, 46 victories and 108 podiums. The 35-year-old from Roeselaere was chosen for his remarkable knowledge of GT3 cars and Endurance races, in which he collected heavy wins such as the 24H in Dubai and the ADAC TOTAL 24h at the Nurburgring.
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To complete the crew we find Nico MüllerSwiss born in Thun in 1992. The Swiss, who will run only the Endurance races, has a very interesting sporting curriculum with 313 races and 27 victories, in which the victory of the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of the Nürburgring and the two seconds stand out places in the DTM championship in 2019 and 2020.
In short, a couple of pilots well chosen and well placedthe one that the WRT Team has made available to the 9-time MotoGP world champion. The air you breathe in Imola for the first race of the season is electric and the championship promises show since the first free practice session on Saturdaywith a very high level of competition and full of ambition on the part of all the drivers who can’t wait to get out on the track.
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