Munich. An unusual contingent of BMW Motorsport drivers will
line adult during a initial corner competition eventuality between a DTM and the
Japanese SUPER GT array in Fuji (JPN). One of a drivers is now
confirmed: BMW works motorist and BMW Brand Ambassador, Alessandro
Zanardi (ITA). From 22nd to 24th November, DTM
manufacturers BMW and Audi will be during a former Formula 1 circuit
nearby Fuji (JPN) for a corner competition with SUPER GT cars from Honda,
Lexus and Nissan. This initial for a dual array has been named the
‘SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race’ and, as in a DTM, will include of one
competition on a Saturday and one on a Sunday. Zanardi’s BMW team-mates
for Fuji will be announced during a after date.
“Nobody has lost Alex Zanardi’s pretentious guest DTM start at
Misano in 2018. As such, we are gay that he will now be
returning to a circle of a BMW M4 DTM as partial of a dream group for
Fuji,” says BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Alex
inspires people all over a universe and it is illusory to have him on
house in Japan. We are assured that he will means only as many of a
hum as he did during Misano and many recently during a 24 Hours of Daytona.
We will exhibit a drivers to finish a contingent during Fuji during a after date.”
In Aug 2018, Zanardi done a guest coming in a dual DTM races
during Misano, Italy, where he finished a marvellous fifth on a Sunday.
The BMW M4 DTM had been specifically mutated for Zanardi, including a
handbrake complement and an accelerator ring on a steering wheel,
permitting him to expostulate but his synthetic legs. In Jan 2019,
a 52-year-old raced in a 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in a similarly
blending BMW M8 GTE. In credentials for Fuji, Zanardi will lapse to
a cockpit during a start of October, when he will expostulate a mutated BMW
M6 GT3 during a penultimate competition weekend of a 2019 Italian GT
Championship during Mugello (ITA).
“To contest in a Dream Race with a DTM and Super GT is something
smashing for me. The word ‘wonderful’ is substantially used too often, but
it is unequivocally suitable in this case,” says Zanardi. “The small fact
that we am still means to go racing is like a present for me anyway.
However, a BMW M4 DTM is really one of a best competition cars we have
driven in my career. Plus, we will have an additional 100 hp underneath the
carp this year. It is going to be fantastic, and we am extremely
beholden to BMW Motorsport for this opportunity. we know that racing in
a DTM is a outrageous challenge, as all a drivers are
highly-professional and excellently prepared. And this time we will
also have a drivers from Super GT too. As such, my expectations are
not too great, from a sporting perspective. we only wish to perform to
a best of my ability and put on a arrangement estimable of a event. On
a whole, however, we am certain that this is going to be another great
section in my engine racing career.”
Zanardi’s coming during a ‘Fuji International Speedway’ is
poignant also for another reason. The racetrack will be a venue
for a paracycling competitions during a 2020 Paralympic Games in
Tokyo. Zanardi’s idea is to validate for a Tokyo Games.