Valentino Rossi will be having his first competitive GT outing in the Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia No.46 alongside long time best friend Alessio ‘Uccio’ Salucci in the Blancpain Endurance Series opening round at Monza in Italy on the 15th April.
Rossi and Salucci will start in the ‘PRO AM’ category. Rossi was 16th quickest in the Pro-Am class and 23rd overall. His fastest lap of the day was 1:50.219
In his previous outing, Rossi finished third in his category and 11th overall at the Six Hours of Vallelunga in 2009, behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430 GT3 of the Kessel Racing team.
If you’re wondering what was the fastest lap, the No.64 Pro-Am Ferrari 458 Italia of Tommaso Maino, Andrea Invernizzi and Mirko Venturi posted a time of 1:48.955.
The Pro Am class is the pinnacle of the Blancpain Endurance Series, followed by Pro Cup and the Pro GT (Gentleman’s Trophy).
Wondering who Uccio is? This is an interesting interview.