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Amazon release Alex Zanardi documentary for US viewers

Amazon have released a new documentary following Alex Zanardi’s 2019 Daytona 24 Hours entry in a factory BMW. The documentary, which has been produced in partnership with BMW, has been released to American users of the Amazon Prime Video service. Alex Zanardi: “Disability is All Relative” documents the lead-up to the event which saw the Italian overcome adversity, as is a pattern in his life, to compete as a factory BMW driver for the hallmark event.
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Former IndyCar Champion Alex Zanardi Is Reportedly Speaking Again

Welcome to The Grid, Road and Track's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning. Months after getting hit by a truck while hand-cycling, Alex Zanardi seems to be making a remarkable recovery. The Drive brought our attention to a story from Italian outlet Autosprint, which says that after successful surgery, Zanardi is once again able to speak. "It was a great emotion when he started talking, no one believed it. He was there! And he communicated with his family," the surgeon, Dr. Federica Alemanno said. Of course, this isn't the first extraordinary recovery Zanardi has made. After losing his legs in a horrific IndyCar crash in 2001, Zanardi eventually took up hand cycling, becoming a Paralympic gold medalist, and returned to racing sports and touring cars with hand controls.
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Alex Zanardi Is Reportedly Speaking Again

Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning. Months after getting hit by a truck while hand-cycling, Alex Zanardi seems to be making a remarkable recovery. The Drive brought our attention to a story from Italian outlet Autosprint, which says that after successful surgery, Zanardi is once again able to speak. "It was a great emotion when he started talking, no one believed it. He was there! And he communicated with his family," the surgeon, Dr. Federica Alemanno said. Of course, this isn't the first extraordinary recovery Zanardi has made. After losing his legs in a horrific IndyCar crash in 2001, Zanardi eventually took up hand cycling, becoming a Paralympic gold medalist, and returned to racing sports and touring cars with hand controls.
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Alex Zanardi gains back sight and hearing, recovering from accident

Living legend, Alex Zanardi, the man who survived a tragic crash in 2001 and recovered only to write history and become stronger than ever, is seemingly recovering from his latest accident that took place earlier this year. During training for a handcycle event in June, Zanardi was badly injured in a collision with a truck. But it looks like the Italian is making a recovery. Italian magazine Corriere della Serra reported this week that he has gained back his sight and hearing in what could be described as a Christmas miracle.
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Alex Zanardi responding to stimuli, says Italian media report

Former IndyCar star and Paralympic hero Alex Zanardi has made positive steps towards recovery and is responding to outside stimuli, according to an Italian media report. The Corriere della Sera reports that Zanardi, who was badly injured in a handbike crash in June this year, is responding to voices with hand gestures having recovered his hearing and sight following a series of brain operations after his brutal accident.
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Alex Zanardi back in intensive care as condition becomes unstable

MILAN -- Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was moved back into intensive care Friday, three days after being transferred to a neurological rehabilitation center. Zanardi was moved from a hospital in Siena to the Villa Beretta rehab center in Costa Masnaga on Tuesday, a month after he...