x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Zanardi eyes Paralympics

ITALY // Former Champ Car champion Alex Zanardi, whose single-seater career was ended by a horrific crash at the Lausitzring in Germany in 2001, is hoping to land a place in the Italian cycling team that will compete in the London 2012 Paralympics. Zanardi lost both legs in that 2001 crash, but he still managed to resume racing in touring cars in 2004 and is 12th in this year's World Touring Car Championship. He has also taken up hand cycling and, having scored 14th place in the sport's world games earlier this month, believes it possible to win a place in the Italian squad for London.