rejoined his former Blancpain GT and World Touring Car Championship
team ROAL Motorsport for the Italian championship round to drive a
modified BMW M6 GT3 for the first time, having previously raced an
adapted Z4 GT3.
Zanardi finished sixth in Saturday’s opening race,
then came from a front row start to take the lead of Sunday’s event
during the pitstops.
The double amputee subsequently resisted the Ferrari of Jaime Melo Jr and Niccolo Schiro to secure victory.
a year, not only what a day. Once more I enjoyed beautiful moments in
Rio de Janeiro, and now just jumping into this beautiful car was
amazing,” Zanardi said.
“But to win the race is something else. I did not have the start I wanted, but I had a great car underneath me.
I knew it was just a question of putting in some good laps as soon as
the guys in front of me pitted, and that is what I did.
"So when I
came back on the circuit I found myself with a very comfortable lead,
and I had the speed to stay away from the guys behind me and finish with
the victory. It is unbelievable.”
I am so unbelievably proud of what this man has achieved this year. Anything is possible, keep on going!