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#1 sesku

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:49

http://en.espnf1.com...tory/86595.html

Will his racing experience at Brand Hatch will help him in the Paralympics? I think so especially on the track elevation. Nonetheless, He's a great guy and I really respect him. Gold medal for Zanardi! :clap:

Edited by sesku, 20 August 2012 - 13:00.


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#2 JacnGille

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:54

Gold medal for Zanardi! :clap:

:up:

#3 Watkins74

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 14:13

I was a fan of his before the accident but I am a bigger fan after the accident. Go for the Gold!

#4 Risil

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 14:13

Will his racing experience at Brand Hatch will help him in the Paralympics?


Haha, probably not. It's a cool story though, especially for people who might not've heard of Zanardi. :up:

Edited by Risil, 20 August 2012 - 14:14.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 18:19

I have been trying to find out on which day his race is and what category he is competing....
H4 I think..

Anyone have definitive info?

Jp

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 18:44

http://en.espnf1.com...tory/86595.html

Will his racing experience at Brand Hatch will help him in the Paralympics? I think so especially on the track elevation. Nonetheless, He's a great guy and I really respect him. Gold medal for Zanardi! :clap:

I have soft spot for Alex from early years. Fantastic, agressive driver, but very inventive in overtaking. (Including occassional application of a strategy resembling construction vehicle, better known as a buldozer). :D

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 19:03

I have been trying to find out on which day his race is and what category he is competing....
H4 I think..

Anyone have definitive info?

Jp

5th-8th September. Sorry, no times that I can find.


#8 saskia

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 22:54

I have been trying to find out on which day his race is and what category he is competing....
H4 I think..

Looks like it might be the Friday from the link

#9 teejay

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 00:36

Wish him nothing but the best of luck.

From the moment he survived his accident he has been nothing but an awe inspiring role model about how to deal with the tough breaks in life.

#10 PayasYouRace

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:18

What can I say but simply that Alex is a true legend. I wish him all the best. That the race is at Brands Hatch is wonderful too, as Alex will always be a racing driver first.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:59

What can I say but simply that Alex is a true legend. I wish him all the best. That the race is at Brands Hatch is wonderful too, as Alex will always be a racing driver first.

:up:

Best of luck for the Paralympics Alex! :)

#12 midgrid

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 23:17

I'm looking forward to this more than any Olympic event. Best of luck to Alex; I hope that he can win a medal!

#13 SKL

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:12

Hope that is on TV somewhere here in the states!

#14 SKL

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:13

Hope that is on TV somewhere here in the states!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:58

I have been trying to find out on which day his race is and what category he is competing....
H4 I think..

Anyone have definitive info?

Jp

O.K. Jp and others.
Wednesday 5th, H4 Time Trial starts at 15.10, Alex's start time is 15.15.
Friday 7th, H4 Roadrace starts at 16.30.

:clap: Go Alex!

#16 DrProzac

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 20:19

Good luck Alex!

#17 jondon

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 22:11

Alex is a great human being and an inspiration to all... GO! Alex!

#18 dav115

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:24

Is this not televised? Can't even see it in the schedule on the C4 paralympics site...:/

#19 secessionman

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:29

Is this not televised? Can't even see it in the schedule on the C4 paralympics site...:/


They gave it a big build up a couple of hours back but, like you, can't seem to find it anywhere.


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#20 pacificquay

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:34

leading comfortably at the half-way stage

#21 KingB

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:53

seems like Zanardi won Gold =)

#22 Watkins74

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:54

seems like Zanardi won Gold =)

Are you serious? That is fantastic!

#23 Victor_RO

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:54

http://www.london201...4100/index.html

GOLD!!!!!

:clap::clap::clap:

#24 pacificquay

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:55

He did indeed! excellent

#25 D.M.N.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:57

Zanardi = an inspiration to us all. :up: Congratulations. :clap:

#26 Watkins74

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:57

http://www.london201...4100/index.html

GOLD!!!!!

:clap::clap::clap:

Wow...that is the worst picture of Alex I have ever seen.

#27 Pharazon

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:01

ZANARDI!!!

#28 Red17

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:02

Congratulations Alexandro

#29 sesku

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:08

He won gold!!! :clap:
http://www.crash.net...ympic_gold.html

#30 teejay

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:08

Yes!!

Awesome!!

#31 MLC

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:17

Zanardi is back on the top step of the podium, where he belongs!!

#32 Fastcake

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:22

Fantastic, Zanardi's given us a true heartwarming story :)


Just a shame Channel 4 decided not to broadcast any of the road cycling. Great job as usual :rolleyes: Be glad they never got their hands on F1!

#33 DanardiF1

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:23

What an incredible man. Is there anything he can't do!?!

#34 plutoman

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:27

Fantastic. An inspiration to everyone.

#35 Peat

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:28

Wonderful achievement.

#36 teejay

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:28

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#37 charles r

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:32

A truly stunning achievement. What a man! :clap: :clap: :clap:

#38 Gintonious

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:33

Amazing, delighted for the guy.

#39 jonpollak

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:35

Here in Italy RAI Sport played the whole thing.
The bar here in Lecce erupted in cheers and tears for Sandro.

Can't say I am surprised though..
The guy is a born winner.
Jp

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#40 Magoo

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:39

Chuck Norris is a candyass.

#41 Les

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:47

What a legend

#42 BillyWhizz

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:51

Breathtaking achievement.

A true sporting hero.

Bravo.

#43 Absulute

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:54

What a hero!

Big congrats to Alex!

#44 Muppetmad

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:54

An incredible achievement from an incredible man. Bravo, Alex!

#45 P123

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:58

Superb achievement. Well done to AZ. :up:

#46 sesku

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:59

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Is that bike really that light or Zanardi have a really strong hand? Amazing

#47 Lord Snooty

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 15:59


A greatly talented guy who suffered terribly makes an awesome comeback. Massive respect for Alex and a genuinely great result!

:up:


Paralympics 2012: Alex Zanardi takes an emotional gold at Brands Hatch

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#48 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 16:01

:clap: This man is an absolute legend!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 16:07

True legend ~~~ :wave: :wave: :wave:

#50 Rob

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 16:08

I was 13 when he won his first CART championship and as a kid I looked up to him. I am so thrilled for him. Please Chip, give him an Indy 500 drive. :)