The debut of Valentino Rossi in endurance racing was not entirely successful: the crew of the Audi R8 at number 46 took only 17th place in Imola, and this happened, among other things, due to a mistake by the famous Italian.
In the 3-hour race, he was tasked with the second stint, and he piloted well, showing quite decent lap times. However, while pitting, Valentino missed the pits of his WRT team in a flurry, after which he had to return to the track and make a pit stop on the next lap. In fact, he himself punished both himself and his crew. Of course, this cost him the loss of many positions.
“Still, I enjoyed the race,” said Rossi after the finish. – Error in the boxes? There was too much fuss and confusion. A lot of things happened, I learned a lot, and this experience will come in handy for me in the next race.”
And the victory at the first stage of the GT World Challenge Europe series went to another WRT crew consisting of Dreis Vantour, Kelvin van der Linde and Charles Werts. Their car started from pole position, the drivers had excellent piloting, besides, they used the right tactics, which allowed them to win the race.
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