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Alex Zanardi completes successful Vallelunga DTM test: “The progress is massive.”

  • Alessandro Zanardi has continued preparations for his guest DTM start at Misano with a two-day Vallelunga test.
  • Technical modifications to the BMW M4 DTM working very well.
  • Zanardi: “A lot is new, but I am coming to terms with it lap by lap.”

Vallelunga. Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) reached another milestone on the way to his guest DTM start at Misano (ITA) with a two-day test in Vallelunga (ITA) on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over the course of the two days, Zanardi completed 294 laps at the wheel of the BMW M4 DTM, which has been specially modified to meet his requirements. The main goal of the tests was to adapt as well as possible to the driving behaviour of the BMW M4 DTM and the way the many modifications in the cockpit function. Zanardi was very positive when discussing his impressions after the first few laps.

“The test was great; all went really well and we are heading in the right direction. A lot is new, but I am coming to terms with it lap by lap. Thanks a lot to BMW – we´re getting ready for Misano,” was one of Zanardi’s first comments after his initial test laps in the BMW M4 DTM. The 51-year-old will indeed be entering new territory in several regards when he makes his guest start at the DTM race weekend at Misano on 25th26thAugust. It is not just the racing series and the car that are new; to compete at the highest level of motor racing as a double amputee, Zanardi’s car has undergone cockpit modifications which are dramatically different to those of BMW race cars he has driven in the past.

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