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Next assignment Mugello: Alessandro Zanardi to contest in a Italian GT Championship.

Munich. Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) has his subsequent assignment in a
BMW competition automobile during a commencement of October. The BMW works motorist will
competition a penultimate turn of a 2019 Italian GT Championship
deteriorate during Mugello (ITA) with BMW Team Italia from 4th to
6th October. Zanardi will share a cockpit of a modified
BMW M6 GT3 with BMW Motorsport Junior Erik Johansson (SWE) and
Stefano Comandini (ITA).


Zanardi has unequivocally special memories of Mugello. He contested the
Italian GT Championship culmination there behind in 2016. It was his entrance in
a BMW M6 GT3, and he distinguished a feat cheered on by a whole
paddock in a Sunday race. Now, Zanardi earnings to Mugello with the
BMW M6 GT3 and Italian group principal Roberto Ravaglia’s BMW Team Italia.


“We’re unequivocally looking brazen to competing with Alex again at
Mugello,” pronounced BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “The
emotions of his win there 3 years ago are still unequivocally genuine to us
all, as are a many impressions that his guest start during a 24 Hours
of Daytona in Jan left on us. It’s good to see him during a wheel
of a BMW competition automobile again, and we’re assured that a weekend at
Mugello will be fantastic.”


“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a weekend during Mugello, for many
reasons,” pronounced Zanardi. “For one thing, it has been a few months now
given my final competition during Daytona and we can’t wait to get behind a wheel
again. BMW Team Italia managed by my aged crony Roberto Ravaglia is
also like a second family to me – as are a engineers during BMW M
Motorsport, who have been tighten by my side for many years. Now we are
all returning to a lane together. And final though not slightest are the
memories of a win in 2016, on my entrance in a BMW M6 GT3. It was an
memorable and wondrous weekend. we already know that we will
suffer a credentials and competition during Mugello from a initial to a final moment.”


Unlike in 2016, when dual scurry races were hold during a culmination and
Zanardi was a solitary motorist of a car, this time it is a three-hour
continuation race. That is because Zanardi will share a cockpit with the
dual unchanging drivers Johansson and Comandini, who are contesting the
whole deteriorate for BMW Team Italia. The BMW M6 GT3 will be specially
mutated by BMW M Motorsport engineers. The invariably developed
systems that capacitate Zanardi to competition have been polished serve based
on insights from a 24-hour competition during Daytona (USA).


Zanardi will also expostulate though prosthetic legs during Mugello, since
this valid to be a ideal choice for him. He will stop regulating the
palm braking complement propitious in a BMW M8 GTE during Daytona. This will be
total with a customary pedals in a BMW M6 GT3 that Eriksson and
Comandini use. Zanardi’s steering circle with gas ring is also familiar
from his GT appearances and his DTM guest start during Misano (ITA) last
year. The steering circle will be altered during a motorist change. The
modifications to a BMW M6 GT3 also embody a fully-automatic
centrifugal clutch, that worked good during Misano and Daytona. This
complement has a vital advantage for Zanardi that he doesn’t need to
work a purchase turn with his hands as well. The program for the
handbrake, steering circle and centrifugal purchase will be blending to
a mandate of a Mugello appearance. Zanardi has already tested
with a car.


It’s complete weeks for a Italian, as between contrast a BMW M6
GT3 and a competition weekend and Mugello there has been another highlight
on his schedule: a 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships at
Emmen (NED). Zanardi continued his extraordinary success story in a world
of para-cycling in fatiguing conform and won dual bullion medals and one
china medal. Zanardi took bullion in a group send with a Italian
inhabitant group on Wednesday and in Friday’s time hearing – securing his
paracycling universe titles numbers 11 and 12. He was also second after
an impossibly tighten finish in a highway race.


“I apparently trafficked to Emmen with good expectations, though these
formula substantially surpass even my confident goals,” pronounced Zanardi. “I am
unequivocally proud, quite of a universe champion’s jersey, that we won
in a time trial, as that is one of a toughest races of all. we gave
it my all in a highway competition too. It went fantastically and everything
was perfect, including a final corner, when we was still heading the
race. In a end, however, Tim de Vries was simply stronger than me.
He deserved a win and we am unequivocally unapproachable of my second place.”


Zanardi’s formula in Emmen valid once again that he is one of the
unequivocally best in a universe of paracycling. His idea is to validate for the
2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. This entrance weekend, however, Zanardi
will concentration on another of his passions: triathlon. On Saturday,
21st September, he will competition in a ‘Ironman Italy
Emilia-Romagna’ during Cervia (ITA). Last year, he set a new universe record
during a eventuality with a time of 8:26.06 hours, a fastest time ever
available by a triathlete with earthy disabilities over a Ironman
distance. On Sunday, Zanardi will afterwards competition another triathlon over
a half Ironman stretch during Cervia.