One of the biggest buzzes at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was the presence of one Alex Zanardi, racing in one of the two BMW M8 GTEs. Racing fans will remember Zanardi from his time in single-seaters.
In 2001, after returning to CART, he lost both his legs in a horrific crash at the Lausitzring in Germany in 2001. Ars was fortunate enough to get some time with Zanardi before the race to find out a bit more about how a double amputee is able to compete at the same level as his able-bodied rivals.
What an amazing story of a man with incredible determination.