Zanardi to compete in the 24H Spa
Alex Zanardi will make this year his first appearance in the 24 Hours of Spa that will be held on the 25th and 26th July. The Italian ace, who lost both of his legs in an Indycar accident at Lausitzring in 2001, will race a Roal Motorsport’s BMW Z4 GT3 modified to his special needs. For the first time ever Zanardi will share the cockpit with other drivers who are not disabled.
We are really excited to take on this great new adventure with Alex. – said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. In his 2014 comeback season with the modified BMW Z4 GT3 he once more demonstrated that everything is possible if you bring determination and technical know-how together. To participate together in the Total 24 Hours of Spa is the next milestone in our long and close partnership. For sure, it is not an easy task to develop the modifications which are required when Alex shares the cockpit with other drivers. But is a great challenge for our engineers at BMW Motorsport which we face with a lot of enthusiasm. We can’t wait to see Alex lining up on the grid of this prestigious race in our BMW Z4 GT3.
To prepare for the 24 Hours of Spa, Zanardi will participate in the Paul Ricard round of the Blancpain Endurance Series and will join the official test for the Total 24 Hours of Spa on 24th June. Further race outings are planned, but still have to be confirmed.