February 5, 2023
The Doctor satisfied after sixth place: “It’s just the beginning”
Very good first official outing of BMW M Team WRT at the iconic Bathurst 12 Hours. The BMW M4 GT3s of the Belgian team spent the entire race in the leading group, finishing fourth with Sheldon van der Linde, Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts, and sixth with Augusto Farfus, Maxime Martin and Valentino Rossi
“It was definitely a good weekend for me and for the team. It was great to do this race! I felt good on track from the start and had good pace. It’s a new car for the team, but it’s very nice to drive. During the race, especially in the heat, we need a little more pace, but it’s only the beginning of the season! Bathurst is a mythological place! Having the chance to race here is fantastic, you have to pay attention but it’s a lot of fun to ride,” the nine-time MotoGP world champion told the team’s official channels.
Valentino Rossi has won nine world titles and also boasts the record, unique in the history of the world championship, of having managed to win in all categories: 125, 250, 500 and MotoGP. An icon of motorcycling, he retired in Valencia in November 2021 and his famous number 46 was retired at the last Mugello Grand Prix, held in May 2022.
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