Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Valentino Rossi: “Ferrari wanted me…”


Rossi vs Schumacher. It wasn't to be...

According to a report on Crash.net, The Doctor says that Ferrari wanted him to join their F1 team, and while he did consider switching sports, he finally did not go simply because he enjoyed racing motorcycles too much…

Rossi, who won five successive MotoGP world titles from 2001 to 2005, tested for Ferrari in 2006 at Valencia, and his lap times there were just one second adrift of Michael Schumacher’s time. Ironically, while Rossi chose to stick with bikes, it’s Schumacher who’s now racing motorcycles!

‘I thought about it. Ferrari wanted me. It is another world, but I was fast. There was a possibility of moving to F1. I don't know whether I would have done well or not, but in the end I enjoy my life and still have the passion for motorcycles,’ says Rossi, speaking about his decision to stay with motorcycle racing. And thank god for that, because MotoGP would definitely be duller with The Doctor’s sparkling presence…

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