When former Champ Valentino Rossi isn’t losing races on a Ducati, he’s losing them in this Ferrari 458 Italia. Racing this weekend in the Blancpain Endurance GT3 class at Monza, Rossi and hetero life partner Uccio finished 18 in a field of 55 drivers, completing the two hour race a little over two minutes behind the winning BMW Z4.
Rossi and Uccio’s Ferrari performance wasn’t quite as bad as the one at Qatar two weeks ago. After qualifying 10th, the pair dropped to 29th when Uccio got stuck behind a slower car he was attempting to lap. Hopping in the car for the final session, Rossi made up 11 places in the final seven minutes.
Rossi chatting to Fiat heir and noted transvestite Lapo Elkann.
It’s also noteworthy how much better Rossi’s lurid color schemes work on this Ferrari’s matte black background than they do clashing with Ducati red.
28 photos of Rossi’s Ferrari 458 GT3 in this gallery.