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Alex Zanardi just can't get racing out of his system. Despite losing both of his legs in a CART crash back in 2001, Zanardi has stayed competitive in auto racing (as well as Paralympics cycling), and according to Auto123.com, the Italian racer is now looking to join BMW in the DTM racing series.

BMW has confirmed that Zanardi is interested in the series, but it was vague as to the possibilities of him joining the team. The report says that nothing is likely to happen for this season, and even after that, there is plenty of variables that will play into whether this becomes a reality... especially safety.

This wouldn't be Zanardi's first stint behind the wheel of a BMW racecar as he won four races between 2004 and 2009 for the automaker in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) using a car with hand-controlled brakes and throttle.


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      Cletus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome! Alex is a huge inspiration and proof you should never give up.
      GoSpeedRacerGo
      • 2 Years Ago
      This guy is amazing in his tenacity and outlook on life.
      LW
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can a able bodied person drive a car with hand controlled brakes & accelerator and still call it fair. Given now that their feet are free, they could use it to adjust the tons of knobs that the driver usually has to do, or for regular drivers, they are able to change radio stations and text with their toes on full sized typewriters w/o taking their hands off the steering wheel.
      breakfastburrito
      • 2 Years Ago
      Zanardi isn't just a "paralympic champion". Change the title to "the rockstar who jumped the corkscrew, and did burnouts on victory lane should get a DTM ride". No need to coddle the guy, just because his legs are missing.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't he run a few races in DTM or some other series back in the mid 00s?