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Alex Zanardi INTERVIEW Racing Daytona, BMW M8, and THE PASS -- AFTER/DRIVE

Inspirational racing driver Alex Zanardi lost both legs in a 2001 crash. Now he's running the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a BMW M8 GTE using hand controls. Mike Spinelli sat down with the legend at Classic Car Club Manhattan. One of the great storytellers in racing. Location links below. Contents 4:09 Learning to race with prosthetics 8:30 Convincing officials to let Alex race 14:50 New steering wheel and hand controls 18:26 ***A lap around Daytona in the BMW M8 using hand controls*** 21:20 The hardest part about racing 23:36 The athletic challenges of racing 27:50 How you know when you're ready to race again 31:42 What happened during THE PASS at Laguna Seca? 38:20 Why Daytona and not Le Mans? (Sorry about the audio at the end) You MUST watch THAT PASS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywsB65YfLOQ Zanardi is also a three-time gold medalist at the Paralympic Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaFQsN81YWQ More at The Drive http://www.thedrive.com Shot and edited by Jared Auslander: https://www.jaredauslander.com/ Thanks to IMSA, BMW Motorsport, BMW Team RLL, and Classic Car Club Manhattan https://www.imsa.com/ https://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/home.html https://rahal.com/no-24-bmw/ https://classiccarclubmanhattan.com/