DTM 2018: Alex Zanardi as a guest starter in the BMW M4 DTM

The DTM 2018 may be a prominent guest starter features: In the race in Misano is Alex Zanardi at the wheel of a BMW M4 DTM seats and again with the touring Elite. That he can compete despite his disability, with healthy drivers showed Zanardi car years ago in the tour championship WTCC and also the control of diverse long-distance racing car from BMW Motorsport. Now the Italians will receive a Chance at the DTM round in Italy against the current DTM drivers to compete and show what Power is in him.

The 51-year-old receives a specifically tailored to his needs tuned race car that allows him the control of the vehicle in the border area. Already this coming weekend, Zanardi is visiting the DTM at the Hockenheimring and the processes in the Team. Already in 2012, sat Zanardi at the wheel of that BMW M3 DTM, however, “only” in the context of test rides, in recognition for his two Gold medals at the Paralympics in London in 2012.

Alessandro Zanardi: “I am really looking forward to it, with the BMW M4 DTM in the Misano race. Because I have always dreamed of, my personal ‘memory book’ of my best moments in motorsports, the Chapter DTM add. The DTM has been one of the most prestigious categories in Motorsport, in terms of the technology, the Speed of the vehicle and the level of Competition that is today as high as never before. In my opinion, the driver and the work of the Teams in the DTM as well as in formula One are – absolute top class, can’t do better. And that brings me to the other side also some concerns and ensures that I approach this challenge with a lot of respect. Because I know that this is one of the hardest challenges that I have put myself in my racing career. I’m a BMW very grateful for the opportunity this project together. And I would like to thank all the engineers in Munich to prepare the car already. I will give everything to represent you in this top-class field in the best possible way.“

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “Alex Zanardi as a guest starter in Misano, which is a real Sensation in an already spectacular DTM season. The Fans can look forward to a great race weekend in Misano: the first guest appearance of the DTM on this course, the first night race of the DTM at all, and Alex Zanardi, who will contribute as a ‘local hero’ of his to make this event for everyone for a special experience. We would like to thank the ITR, as well as the colleagues from Audi and Mercedes-Benz have given the green light for this guest-start. Our engineers are currently working with all of your Expertise and your ideas in mind, the BMW M4 DTM in a goal-directed to Alex’ needs to rebuild. We are excited to have Alex in our BMW DTM family.“

Gerhard Berger (Chairman of the Board, ITR): “We are very excited for our Premiere in Misano such a prominent guest starter in the DTM welcome. Alex Zanardi is not only in his home country, Italy, very popular. His hugely impressive performances as an Athlete, but also his unwavering optimism, and his humanity extend far beyond sports, and have already inspired an audience of millions around the world. Alex is not a task half-heartedly – on the contrary. So, as we know him, he is preparing to be the DTM guest appearance in a highly professional and full of ambition, in front of a home crowd a Top performance. Welcome to DTM, dear Alex!”

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