Nine-time motorbike world champion Valentino Rossi has expressed an interest in racing at Cheshire's Oulton Park some day.

The MotoGP legend, who won titles in each of the 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP categories during a glittering 25-year stint which ended in 2021, has continued his racing career on four wheels rather than two, in GT racing.

Speaking with motorsport publication Autosport this week, in which the racing legend outlined his future racing commitments in the World Endurance Championship and the GT World Challenge Europe Cup, Rossi also offered a tantalising glimpse at car racing on two UK circuits.

While Rossi said he would like to compete at Silverstone – a venue where he won on two wheels in the 2015 British MotoGP – he added he would like to race at Cheshire's Oulton Park.

The interest would be a realistic opportunity, as the thriving British GT championship visits both tracks as part of its season, meaning Rossi could choose to race both as part of a championship campaign, or as possible 'wildcard' entries.

He told Autosport: "One time I would like to race at Silverstone; I love Silverstone, so maybe British GT. I think Silverstone would be good in a car. And also Oulton Park."

Oulton Park is renowned as a driver's track, with its relatively tight and technical corners leaving little room for error.

Previously, Sir Lewis Hamilton – who raced at Oulton Park in 2002 on his way to Formula One stardom – said he "used to love Oulton Park" compared to some modern-day Formula One tracks which had large run-off areas that didn't punish mistakes.