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Alex Zanardi’s Personal Memoir Released in North America

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA - The racing world held its collective breath in 2001 when Alex Zanardi lost both his legs in a horrifying accident at the Lausitzring in Germany. The racing world again held its breath nineteen months later while witnessing his incredible return to racing.

This October, Bentley Publishers will be publishing the North American edition of Alex Zanardi’s autobiography, a book which has quickly sold over 50,000 copies in Germany and his native Italy. Alex Zanardi - My Sweetest Victory recounts his incredible story as only he can tell it. In this very personal book Zanardi takes us from his childhood in Italy through his hard-fought racing success to the moving story of perseverance and courage that motivated his recovery. Along the way, Zanardi presents his triumphs and setbacks in kart racing, Formula 3 & 3000, Formula 1, IndyCar and CART racing, culminating in back-to-back CART championships for 1997 and 1998. In riveting detail, Zanardi relates his terrible accident, the long path to recovery and his return to the Lausitzring in a specially modified 750hp Champ Car to complete the 13 laps he didn’t finish in 2001.

In addition to the 32 pages of color photos, including many from the Zanardi family albums, Alex Zanardi - My Sweetest Victory also includes the following new features: a foreword by Alex Zanardi’s friend and supporter Mario Andretti, a chronology of Alex’s racing career, and a final new chapter in which Alex discusses his return to competitive racing in the 2004 European Touring Car Championship driving for BMW Team Italy-Spain.

Alex Zanardi - My Sweetest Victory is an inspiring memoir of how personal strength and passion can triumph over even the most challenging circumstances - an autobiography whose significance extends far beyond the world of motorsports.

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