The success story of Alex Zanardi continues


If there is a story that truly reflect the overcoming of the human being after a serious accident of Alex Zanardi. The former Italian rider suffered the September 15, 2001 at Lausitzring a very serious accident when I was competing in the CART. The strong impact caused the doctors had to amputate his two legs, something that did not prevent him from returning to racing. Well it is true that he did not return to the F1 or IndyCar, but with a BMW 320 facilities competed for five seasons in the WTCC. Also he ran in the Blancpain Sprint Series in 2014 with a BMW Z4 GT3.

however, the great passion of Alex Zanardi in the last few years has been the cycling facilities, known as Handcycling. In this discipline using a bicycle adapted for pedal with hands the Italian rider has found a great motivation to keep going and more importantly, challenges are very demanding with which to overcome day-to-day. This was presented to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where did the gold in the test of the time-trial and trial in the path of the category H4, demonstrated its determination.


Four years later, at 48 years of age and with six titles of Champion
of the World in their display cases, Zanardi has republished part of this
success in the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
to be imposed on the
test time trial in the category of H5 with a final time of 28
minutes, 36 seconds, and 81 cents, exceeding 2,74 seconds
autraliano Stuart Tripp, his strongest rival during the entire test.
This new medal is only the starting point, since that Zanardi still
they must compete in the testing and path of the relay team mixed

As a pilot, Alex Zanardi had a career long. He began competing in Formula 3000, making the leap to Formula 1 in 1991. Competed with Jordan, Minardi, Lotus and Williams adding 44 Major Awards and a point. His greatest successes came in the CART where he became champion in 1997 and 1998, adding to it throughout his career 15 victories. After his fateful accident, was contesting the WTCC from 2005 to 2009, accumulating 105 participations with four victories, one pole position and four fastest laps, being historical their first victory in the track of Oschersleben, just 300 kilometers from the place where life-changing.