November 29, 2009 / 6:11 PM / 10 years ago

BRIEF-Rallying-MotoGP champion Rossi finishes second at Monza

MILAN, Nov 29 (Reuters) - MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi displayed his passion for four wheels by finishing second in the Monza rally in Italy on Sunday.

The 30-year-old, who won the non-world championship event in 2006 and 2007, drove well in his Ford Focus but was beaten by last year’s champion Rinaldo Capello in a Citroen.

Rossi, third in his class in a touring car race last weekend, has considered moving into rallying when his Yamaha MotoGP contract runs out at the end of next year while he is poised to again test a Ferrari Formula One car in January. (Reporting by Mark Meadows; Editing by Alison Wildey; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com) ((mark.meadows@thomsonreuters.com; +39 347 544 0071; Reuters Messaging: mark.meadows.reuters.com@reuters.net. For Reuters sports blog Left Field go to: blogs.reuters.com/sport/)

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