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Retired MotoGP Legend Grabs Podium in Second World Endurance Championship Race

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A retired MotoGP legend, Valentino Rossi celebrated his first podium in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) during the 6 Hours of Imola. As a Team WRT driver, Rossi secured second place in the LMGT3 category, trailing behind the other car from the same team. His teammates, Ahmad Al Harthy and Maxime Martin, contributed to this achievement. Although the other BMW was more competitive, Rossi expressed satisfaction with the final second-place finish

“I am very happy about the one-two for Team WRT, for BMW M Motorsport, and my first podium in FIA WEC,” Rossi said. “In the race, we then decided to stay out on slicks. Augusto was a bit faster than Maxime at the beginning and took the lead. Nevertheless, I am very happy with the result.”

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Valentino Rossi: From MotoGP to WEC

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Valentino Rossi, the legendary Italian motorcycle racer, has made a significant shift in his career. After dominating the MotoGP scene for years, Rossi is now venturing into the world of four-wheel racing. Let’s explore his journey from two wheels to endurance racing.

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Earlier this year, Rossi announced his retirement from MotoGP. But retirement didn’t mean slowing down for the Italian icon. Instead, he set his sights on a new challenge: endurance racing.

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is a prestigious racing series that includes iconic events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rossi’s decision to compete in the WEC surprised many, but it also excited fans who wanted to see him in a different racing environment.

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Rossi joined forces with BMW and Team WRT for the 2024 WEC season. He will drive the BMW M4 GT3 in the LMGT3 category. This move marks a significant shift for Rossi, as he transitions from motorcycles to sports cars.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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