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.
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:
Zanardi is also a three-time gold medalist at the Paralympic Games
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Shot and edited by Jared Auslander:
Thanks to IMSA, BMW Motorsport, BMW Team RLL, and Classic Car Club Manhattan
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