“In life… when you find something that you love so much, as much as I did love motor racing, and as I still love motor racing, you will find in yourself the determination to go out and really bring the best out of yourself.”
– Alessandro Zanardi
[In 2001 champion race driver Alex Zanardi’s legs were cut off above the knee in a horrific racing accident. Zanardi battled back from the brink of death to once again carry his baby son on his shoulders… and in 2004 to race a BMW in the Italian touring car series (that’s him in the car above). Intrinsically motivated to race and win… stubborn, courageous, and passionate to the core of his being, Zanardi is proof positive that racers make great role models. Forza Zanardi!