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Old 09-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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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 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.Paralympic gold medalist Zanardi trying to get BMW DTM ride originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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