Valentino Rossi’s WRT team announces the first outings of the 2023 season with the BMW M4 GT3. Two new teammates for the Doctor.
Valentino Rossi begins planning his 2023 season, the second in motor racing. The Belgian team W Racing Team (WRT) gathered in Stavelot, near the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, for the traditional Christmas appointment which brings together all the staff of the Vincent Vosse team together with commercial partners, sponsors and friends.
An end-of-year meeting to take stock of the season that has just ended and above all draw the coordinates for the next championship and beyond. It was the occasion to present the livery of the new one BMW M4 GT3, after passing from the Audi brand to the Elica brand, and presenting the driver line up. The Belgian will be in car #46 together with Valentino Rossi Maxime Martin and the Brazilian Augusto Farfus Jr. who with the BMW brand won the FIA GT World Championship in 2018, the Intercontinental GT Challenge in 2020 and the 24 Hours of Daytona twice in the GTLM class.
Valentino Rossi in Dubai and Australia
The trio will participate in the Fanatec GT WCE powered by AWS in 2023. Maxime Martin is another established name in GT racing, boasting multiple victories at the Spa 24 Hours and Le Mans 24 Hours, with extensive experience with BMW M Motorsport. Team WRT will debut January 13-15 at Dubai 24 Hours. On the BMW M4 GT3 alongside Valentino Rossi there will be Maxime Martin, Sean Gelael and the British Tim Whale. A fifth driver will be nominated in the coming days.
The second appointment of 2023 will be there Bathurst 12 Hours, the presence of the Tavullia champion had already been widely announced in recent days. The first round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge 2023 powered by Pirelli will take place on the Australian track of Mount Panorama on February 4-5. It will be a very short winter break for Valentino Rossi and the WRT team who will have to prepare immediately for the next automotive event.
The meeting in Belgium was also useful for showing the BMW M4 GT3 in full racing trim and announcing the race plans for 2023.”Our first race in Dubai is practically around the corner, followed shortly by our debut as BMW M Team WRT in Bathurst – declares the team principal Vincent Vosse -. We are very excited about what lies ahead and can’t wait to get on track!“.