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Rossi 9th in class in Blancpain Endurance Series at Nurburgring

Posted by Vicki Smith on September 23rd, 2012 at 3:31 pm

19th Overall and 9th in class for the seven time world champion…

Valentino Rossi, making his second appearance in the Blancpain Endurance, finished ninth in class in the Kessel Racing Ferrari along with compatriots Alessio Salucci and Andrea Ceccato. Rossi drove the first stint but spent some of it behind the Safety Car after an incident involving the pole-sitting Blancpain Reiter Lamborghini No.24. Nonetheless the nine-time motorcycle world champion proved his growing GT pedigree by mixing it at the front of the pack. “I enjoyed the race a lot. I had to slow down for the Safety Car so I was hoping for some more racing time but I intend to do more in the future,” he said. “We will try to organize do some more races next season if we can fit it in the schedule. I really want to thank Kessel Racing for all their help.”