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“WELCOME BACK ALEX”: US COMPANIONS TALK ABOUT THE PHENOMENON THAT IS ALESSANDRO ZANARDI

For Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), starting at the 24-hour race in Daytona (USA) is a bit like coming home. He celebrated the first successes in his impressive racing career in the United States. From 1996 until 1998 he contested the IndyCar series CART there, and was crowned champion in 1997 and 1998. After two years in … Continue reading

“IT’S A DANCE”: HOW ALESSANDRO ZANARDI’S DIVER CHANGES WILL WORK AT THE 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA

  BMW works driver and brand ambassador Alessandro Zanardi’s (ITA) start in the BMW M8 GTE at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in two weeks is not only possible thanks to technical adjustments that BMW M Motorsport engineers made to the car, but also thanks to innovative and creative solutions for procedures during the … Continue reading

ALESSANDRO ZANARDI: FROM SPRINT TO MARATHON, FROM THE BMW M4 DTM TO THE BMW M8 GTE

After his successful DTM guest appearance at Misano (ITA), the next highlight will soon be upon Alessandro Zanardi (ITA). In just over two weeks (26th/27th January), the BMW works driver will contest the 24-hours of Daytona (USA) in the BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE. For Zanardi this means the transition between totally different challenges: from … Continue reading

ALESSANDRO ZANARDI: “I CAN’T WAIT TO TAKE ON THE 24-HOUR RACE WEEKEND”

The dress rehearsal is over; now it won’t be long before Alessandro Zanardi‘s (ITA) next big challenge gets underway: the 24-hour of Daytona (USA) race on 26th and 27th January. At the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IMSA series) season opener, Zanardi will share the cockpit of the BMW Team RLL #24 BMW M8 GTE with John Edwards … Continue reading

JENS MARQUARDT: “WE MADE BMW MOTORSPORT HISTORY THIS YEAR”

There is no longer any such thing as a winter break in modern motor racing – not if you have such an exciting portfolio of activity as BMW Motorsport. In the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, BMW i Andretti Motorsport celebrated a thrilling debut with victory in Ad Diriyah (KSA) in mid-December, while the first … Continue reading

“A BIT LIKE JIMI HENDRIX”: VIRTUOSO PERFORMANCE FROM ALESSANDRO ZANARDI BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE BMW M8 GTE

The BMW M Motorsport engineers compare him to a drummer, while Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) himself says: “I feel a bit like Jimi Hendrix.” The manner in which the BMW works driver controls the BMW M8 GTE that he will drive during the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in January is comparable to a virtuoso performance. … Continue reading

THE ROAD TO DAYTONA: FIVE QUESTIONS WITH ALESSANDRO ZANARDI

Alex Zanardi is perhaps the most enabled man in the world. The loss of his legs in a 2001 Indy Car accident is the most identifying characteristic in the most recent chapters of his life, but is certainly not the most defining characteristic of the rich and, in many ways, enviable life he has led. … Continue reading

ALESSANDRO ZANARDI COMPLETES FIRST TEST WITH BMW TEAM RLL AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Preparations for Alessandro Zanardi’s (ITA) guest appearance at the 24-hour race at Daytona (USA) have entered the critical phase. On Saturday, the BMW works driver completed the first test with BMW Team RLL at the Daytona International Speedway in the US state of Florida. Zanardi will be competing in the BMW Team RLL #24 BMW … Continue reading

DIFFICULT CHALLENGE FOR BMW M MOTORSPORT IN THE RAIN-AFFECTED WEC ROUND AT SHANGHAI

BMW Team MTEK started the China round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) from the front row of the grid, but multiple red-flags and wet conditions made the ‘6 Hours of Shanghai’ a challenge, and the team had to settle for sixth and ninth in the LM GTE Pro class. It was the first … Continue reading

FARFUS WINS QUALIFYING RACE IN MACAU WITH THE BMW M6 GT3 – WEC GRID POSITIONS TWO AND FIVE FOR BMW TEAM MTEK IN SHANGHAI

The BMW teams have enjoyed a successful Saturday on a big weekend in Asia for BMW M Motorsport. Augusto Farfus (BRA) took victory for BMW Team Schnitzer in the qualifying race for the FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN). He crossed the finish line first at the wheel of the #42 BMW M6 GT3 … Continue reading

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