Rossi 'not interested' in racing for Italy
By Steven English Friday, October 17th 2008, 10:41 GMT
Valentino RossiMotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi says he is not interested in racing in A1GP for Team Italy.
The six-time champion had been in talks with the Team Italy seatholder, former grand prix driver Piercarlo Ghinzani, about representing his country in the World Cup of Motorsport following the series' partnership with Ferrari this year.
But, speaking at this weekend's MotoGP round in Malaysia, he said he will not take up the team's offer.
"No, I don't think so," said Rossi. "I have this offer but, seriously, I'm not that interested. I could test in a Formula One car, maybe, just for fun. But not for A1GP."
Rossi will take part in more four-wheeled motorsport at the end of this season, though. He will drive a factory specification Ford Focus in next month's Monza Rally and could contest the final WRC event of the season, Rally GB, in a works Ford.