Zanardi still enjoying life in the fast lane

Zanardi’s presence at the 57th Rolex 24 this weekend goes far beyond the usual nuts-and-bolts news about an annual endurance race that brings together some of the best racers in the business. Zanardi’s car, a BMW M8 GTE prepped and fielded by BMW Team RLL – the same Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing outfit that runs two cars in the NTT

Zanardi’s presence at the 57th Rolex 24 this weekend goes far beyond the usual nuts-and-bolts news about an annual endurance race that brings together some of the best racers in the business.
Zanardi’s car, a BMW M8 GTE prepped and fielded by BMW Team RLL – the same Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing outfit that runs two cars in the NTT IndyCar Series – features custom-built throttle, brake and gearshift controls that allow Zanardi to drive with only his hands.
In 2004, Zanardi raced a full season in the World Touring Car Championship.

RACER: Inside Alex Zanardi’s BMW Hand Controls

The inspirational Alex Zanardi takes RACER inside the cockpit of his BMW M8 GTE to demonstrate the unique hand controls he’ll use this weekend to vie for victory against able-bodied competitors at IMSA’s Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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