Seven-time world motorcycling champion
Valentino Rossi skidded off the track Tuesday in his first public
test with the Ferrari Formula One team.
Rossi, who has expressed interest in moving to Formula One, was
driving Ferrari's 2004 car at the Cheste circuit in eastern Spain
when, coming out of a curve, he spun off the track and skidded along
Tuesday's tests were to be Rossi's first in public with other
drivers, having previously tested the 2004 model in a private
sessions in Italy.
"It had been raining a lot earlier and the track was very wet. He
just spun off," Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni said.
Uninjured, Rossi stepped from the car and walked back to the
pits. The car was towed back to the team's mechanics, finishing
Rossi's testing for the day.
Colajanni said they expected Rossi to try again Wednesday.