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Back in a cockpit: Alessandro Zanardi to contest in his initial competition in a BMW M6 GT3 in Mugello.

Munich (DE), 30th Sep 2016. The goal Rio de Janeiro is
completed, and now it is time for Alessandro Zanardi (IT) to lapse to
a competition cockpit. From 14th to 16th October, a BMW works motorist and
BMW Brand Ambassador will contest in a deteriorate culmination of a 2016
Italian GT Championship in Mugello (IT). Zanardi will competition a BMW M6
GT3 entered by BMW Team Italia and ROAL Motorsport and specially
mutated by BMW Motorsport.


Zanardi’s final competition to date was a “Spa 24 Hours” (BE) in Jul 2015,
when he common a cockpit of a BMW Z4 GT3 with Timo Glock (DE) and
Bruno Spengler (CA). After that race, a Italian entirely focussed on
scheming for his para-cycling competitions in Rio de Janeiro (BR).
With good success: usually dual weeks ago, in a center of September,
Zanardi won dual bullion medals and one china medal.


Now, Zanardi, BMW Motorsport and ROAL Motorsport are reunited on the
racetrack – with another special project. It will be a initial time
that Zanardi will competition a BMW M6 GT3, a inheritor to a BMW Z4
GT3, that has been in movement on racetracks worldwide given the
commencement of this season. BMW Motorsport has many years of experience
in modifying BMW competition cars for Zanardi’s special needs, and currently
a engineers are operative on bettering a BMW M6 GT3, that will be run
in Mugello by ROAL Motorsport. Zanardi’s appearance in a Italian
GT Championship culmination will be a triple anniversary celebration: just
one week after this, on 23rd October, a BMW works motorist will
applaud his 50th birthday. In addition, BMW Italy is celebrating its
50th anniversary this year and a 100th birthday of BMW.


“It is good to see Alex behind in a cockpit after he had fully
focused on para-cycling for one year,” pronounced BMW Motorsport Director
Jens Marquardt. “We followed his races in Rio de Janeiro full of
fad – and we have to contend that, once more, he valid what an
superb contestant he is. Alex tackled his goal Rio de Janeiro
with determination, passion and professionalism, and this commitment
was rewarded with dual bullion and one china medal. We unequivocally have to
say: hats off! But now we are happy to have Alex behind in a BMW
racing family and in a BMW competition car. It is a initial for him to compete
in a new BMW M6 GT3, and we am certain he will unequivocally suffer holding it
onto a track. Based on a practice of all these years working
with Alex, a engineers grown a special modifications for the
BMW M6 GT3. We are looking brazen to see him racing in Mugello – when
celebrating his and BMW’s special birthdays.”


“I always contend that my life is a never finale payoff of being able
to do so many things, and this deteriorate is a classical example,” said
Zanardi. “Preparing for Rio de Janeiro, coming my 50th birthday,
not usually being means to run competitively, though winning what we won is
exceptional. But on tip of this we will once some-more suffer a privilege
of indulging in my primary passion, being behind a circle of a great
competition car. Since we saw a pleasing BMW M6 GT3 in a seminar in
Munich we have dreamt about pushing it. And now BMW is extenuation me the
probability to do so on one of my favourite circuits, Mugello.
Therefore, appreciate we to everybody in Munich who done themselves
accessible to work on this project, appreciate we to BMW Italy for thinking
about this event and we also wish to appreciate all a people in the
Italian GT Championship, who are welcoming me into their field. So I
am very, really happy and we can’t wait to squeeze a steering circle and
expostulate to a best of my abilities.”


Zanardi will exam a mutated BMW M6 GT3 together with ROAL
Motorsport and BMW Motorsport on Tuesday, 4th Oct in Mugello.