The MotoGP superstar has not succumbed to the calls of DTM boss Gerhard Berger alone. Reason: “I prefer to drive a GT3, I already have experience with these vehicles” was his excuse in 2019. But that no longer applies since 2021, because the German touring car series is now also driving with GT3 racing cars.
And: As early as 2019, in front of the DTM camera, Rossi lost his restraint: “I promise that I will come in the near future – as a driver.”
DTM boss Gerhard Berger doesn’t want to put the “doctor” under pressure because of the flippant statement. “I don’t believe in setting up a raid squad. At the time, I took it as a loose phrase, ”said the Austrian in Speedweek.
In mid-August, the Italian also confirmed on Servus TV: His dream is to take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which, due to new regulations, will also allow GT3 sports cars to compete from 2024.
It is therefore clear: The GT3 racing series in this motorsport world are likely to fight for Rossi in the future. And DTM boss Gerhard Berger will call the Italian again. When the time comes…