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    Motorsports: Alex Zanardi back in the driver's seat with BMW
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    If there's ever been an inspirational story in the pantheon of motor racing history, surely it's that of Alessandro Zanardi. The Italian driver worked his way up the motor racing ladder, making it into Formula One and winning two CART championships for Chip Ganassi Racing back before the series ...

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    Video: CNN catches up with champion handcyclist Alex Zanardi
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    Alex Zanardi has faced many challenges since a devastating 2001 accident at a CART race in Germany left him a double amputee, but the 46-year-old Italian is in excellent spirits these days after coming off a gold-medal performance in the 2012 Summer Paralympics. In a video interview on CNN, ...

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    Report: Paralympic gold medalist Zanardi trying to get BMW DTM ride
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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 ...

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    Report: Ex F1 racer Zanardi wins cycling gold at London Paralympics
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    Former Formula One racer Alex Zanardi took the Paralympic gold in para-cycling earlier this week by laying down a time of 24:50.22. Para-cycling pits competitors against one another in handbike races. On taking the checkered flag, Zanardi slid from his carbon-fiber bike and hoisted it above his ...

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    Video: Alex Zanardi's hand-bike racing previewed in inspirational film
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    Alex Zanardi is an impressive person. Despite losing both his legs (and almost his life) in what many assumed was a career-ending crash during a 2001 CART race at Lausitzring, Zanadari wasn't content to accept that fate. After being disappointed with the prosthetic limbs doctors offered at the ...

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    Video: BMW pits M3 against X5 M at Laguna Seca in Zanardi-esque promo
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    It's nice to see that someone at BMW apparently has a wry sense of humor when it comes to the X5 M. We are not shy about admitting that we find it hard to take the 550-horsepower SUV seriously – we famously called it a "2.7-ton Miata with a lampshade on its head and a serious coke habit," ...

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    BMW continues curtailing racing programs
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    BMW 320si WTCC, BMW-Sauber F1.07 and Formula BMW FB02 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What would BMW be without racing? We could be about to find out if recent developments are any indication. The Bavarian automaker competed in F1, the World Touring Car Championship and various ...

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    Introduction to Karting: Part 1
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    Introduction to Karting: Part 1 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Michael Schumacher. Ayrton Senna. Jeff Gordon. Alex Zanardi. Danica Patrick. All great drivers and all learned their trade in buzzy little racing karts with no suspension, no downforce, minimal protection, and arguably more ...

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    Honda releases very limited S2000 RJ in Europe
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    The S2000 soldiers on as Honda's hottest whip with nary a significant nip/tuck or overhaul since it was introduced over seven years ago. It's inevitable demise is in the cards, but Honda's still proud of its little 2.0-liter terror and there's at least one more special edition planned before it ...

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