Rossi: No plans to compete in Monza Rally WRC decider

Rossi: No plans to take part in the Monza Rally WRC
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has no plans to enter the 2020 Monza Rally as a wildcard in the new World Rally Championship final, but has not ruled out this.
It was announced on Friday that the WRC will end its current campaign with the Monza Rally, which has been running as a non-championship outing since 1978.
Nine-time Grand Prix motorcycle world champion Rossi is a veteran of the event who has won it seven times and was asked if he would be attending this year.
He will not be participating at the moment, however, as he intends to drive the Golf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi again at the Yas Marina Circuit in early January - but the rally, which has achieved the status of a world championship, has made it "more interesting" for him.
"I know about Monza, a lot of people are already calling me [about it]," Rossi said when asked about the French Grand Prix on Friday.
"The plan is not to race in Monza because I want to race in Abu Dhabi like last year.
"But for sure the situation has changed and it is much more interesting to drive the last race of the world championship. We will see, I will see."
Rossi: No plans to take part in the Monza Rally WRC
Rossi has made several appearances in the WRC, for the first time in the 2002 Rally Great Britain with a Peugeot 206, in which he retired from the race.
He finished 11th in the New Zealand Rally in 2006 with a Subaru Impreza and 12th in the GB Rally in 2008 with a Ford Focus.
Rossi contested the 12 Hours of Golf in Abu Dhabi last December in a Ferrari 488 run by Kessel with his half-brother and current Moto2 leader Luca Marini and long-time friend Uccio Salucci.
The trio won the Pro-Am class and made it to the last step of the podium just days after Rossi swapped his bike with six-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit near Valencia.
In 2014, Rossi's former Yamaha teammate and current test driver for the Japanese brand Jorge Lorenzo led a Ferrari to a class win at the 12 Hours of Golf.
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