Spectacular guest start during Misano: World star Alessandro Zanardi to competition his DTM home eventuality in a BMW M4 DTM.

Posted on 29. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. BMW works motorist Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) earnings to
a cockpit of a foe car: during a DTM races during Misano, Italy
(25th/26th August), a 51-year-old will make
a guest entrance in a BMW M4 DTM. The DTM powerful organisation,
a ITR, as good as a dual other manufacturers concerned in a DTM,
Audi and Mercedes-Benz, have given a green-light for this guest
start. The BMW M Motorsport engineers, who have worked with Zanardi
in a past, are now collaborating with him on a development
of a complement to cgange a BMW M4 DTM to fit his needs. The DTM race
entrance during Misano is another step on a proceed to Daytona (USA),
where a Italian will foe a mythological 24-hour foe in Jan 2019.

 

Zanardi’s credentials for his guest start gets underway this weekend
(1st to 3rd June), when he will accompany the
BMW DTM teams and drivers during a Hungaroring nearby Budapest (HUN), to
familiarize himself with a sum of procedures, structures and
processes in a DTM. A roll-out and exam drives are additional steps
designed for a entrance weeks. Dates and locations will be announced at
a after date. In addition, with courtesy to a technical feasibility,
BMW Motorsport is operative closely with a DMSB, who supports a project.

 

The BMW works motorist and formula envoy has already visited
countless DTM events and has also been behind a circle of a BMW DTM
foe automobile many times. In approval of winning dual bullion medals during the
Paralympic Games in London (GBR), Zanardi finished a marvellous test
in a mutated BMW M3 DTM during a Nürburgring (GER) in 2012. At a 2015
DTM deteriorate culmination during Hockenheim (GER), he was during a circle of a BMW
M4 DTM foe taxi. However, starting a DTM foe is a initial for Zanardi.

 

Zanardi has enjoyed success in BMW racing cars for many years. In
2003, usually dual years after his collision in a CART foe during the
Lausitzring (GER) in that he mislaid both legs, he contested the
European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) deteriorate culmination during Monza (ITA)
in a BMW 320i blending to his needs to a pleasure of fans. 2004 saw
Zanardi foe a whole ETCC season, and between 2005 and 2009, he
competed in a FIA World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC) with BMW
Team Italy-Spain – ROAL Motorsport. On 28th Aug 2005,
Zanardi caused a prodigy in Oschersleben (GER) when he became the
initial physically marred motorist to win a universe championship race. He
distinguished a sum of 4 wins in a FIA WTCC. Since 2010, Zanardi
has focussed on his second passion, para-cycling. He began a
successful career in this discipline, in that he has won a sum of
4 Paralympic bullion medals and 10 universe championship titles to date.

 

2014 saw Zanardi lapse to a foe cockpit and foe a entire
deteriorate of a Blancpain GT Sprint Series in a mutated BMW Z4 GT3. The
subsequent prominence came in 2015 when, with Timo Glock (GER) and Bruno
Spengler (CAN), he participated in a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
(BEL) in a BMW Z4 GT3. The contingent battled for a tip 5 position down
to a wire, though a technical forsake forced them to retire in a final
hour of racing. Zanardi’s final central foe tour was on
16th Oct 2016 as a guest starter during a deteriorate finale
of a Italian GT Championship during Mugello (ITA), where he finished his
entrance in a BMW M6 GT3 – and distinguished a marvellous win in the
Sunday race.

 

Quotes on Alessandro Zanardi’s guest start.

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“Alex Zanardi as a guest starter in Misano – that will be a real
prodigy in an already illusory DTM season. The fans can look
brazen to a illusory foe weekend in Misano: a DTM’s initial guest
entrance during this track, a initial ever night foe in a DTM and
Alex Zanardi, who as a ‘local hero’ will play his partial in making
this eventuality a special knowledge for everyone. Our interjection go to a ITR
and a colleagues from Audi and Mercedes-Benz for giving the
green-light for this guest start. Our engineers are now using
all their imagination and ideas to work on modifying a BMW M4 DTM to
fit Alex’s requirements. We are looking brazen to carrying Alex in our
BMW DTM family.”

 

Alessandro Zanardi:

“I am impossibly vehement about racing a BMW M4 DTM during Misano
since we always dreamt of adding a DTM knowledge into my ‘book of
best moments’ in my motorsport career. DTM has for many years been one
of a motorsport disciplines that are a pinnacles of racing
per technology, a speed of a automobile and a turn of the
competition, that these days is aloft than ever. The skills of the
drivers competing in DTM and a credentials of a teams are, in my
view, as good as in Formula One. They are tip of a diversion and you
can’t get any improved than that. And on a other palm that is what
concerns me and will make me to proceed this plea with a lot of
respect, meaningful that it will be one of toughest things we have ever
finished in my racing career. we am unequivocally beholden that BMW offering to
start this plan and to all a engineers in Munich who are already
scheming a car. we will do my really best to paint them in such a
rival field.”

 

Gerhard Berger (ITR Chairman):

“We are gay to acquire such a obvious guest starter to the
DTM for a entrance during Misano. Alex Zanardi is really popular, not usually in
his home nation of Italy. His unusually considerable performances
as an athlete, as good as his unwavering optimism and his amiability go
proceed over competition and have already desirous an assembly of
millions around a world. Alex doesn’t proceed any task
half-heartedly – utterly a conflicting is true. So, we know he will be
scheming for his DTM guest appearance intensely professionally and
full of ambition, so as to broach a tip opening in front of his
home crowd. Welcome to a DTM dear Alex!”

 

 

Note to editors.

 

During a ITR’s write press discussion on Tuesday
29th May, Zanardi will be accessible to answer questions
from media member from 2.00 p.m. (CEST) on. After having
dialed in during +49 (0)1805-1009, greatfully enter a entrance formula 386 386.

 

At a media turn list on Saturday during 10.20 a.m. (CEST) in Budapest,
both Zanardi and BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt will be on
palm to answer questions.

                                          

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