For the 5th step of the Blancpain Endurance Series in Nuerburgring - Germany, nine-time world motorcycle champion Valentino Rossi will share a Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia with fellow Italians Alessio Salucci and Andrea Ceccato. The Ferrari will be emblazoned in the striking Monster energy livery and will sport the famous No.46.
The last time Valentino Rossi appeared in the Blancpain Endurance Series was in early April in Monza (ITA), where the legendary "VR-46" number pulled out a very solid race under heavy rainfalls and managed to end in a remarkable 9th position. The "Rossi Mania" was definitely a highlight as thousands of tifosi came especially to support the prodigy. In this very busy atmosphere, Valentino Rossi made the honor of a private visit with Blancpain and share a few words with Alain Delamuraz - Vice President and Head of Marketing, just after qualifying.
Alain Delamuraz and Valentino Rossi.
From left to right: Stéphane Ratel (SRO General Manager), Alain Delamuraz, Valentino Rossi & Ronnie Kessel (Founder of Kessel Racing).