BMW DTM drivers Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler will compete alongside fellow works driver Alex Zanardi in this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa.
Glock and Spengler will share the cockpit of a specially modified BMW Z4 GT3 that will be run by ROAL Motorsport, Zanardi’s Blancpain Sprint Series team from last year.
For the first time, the Italian, who lost both his legs in a crash in 2001, will swap places at the wheel of the BMW Z4 GT3 with fully-abled drivers.
Various modifications to the car will make it possible to complete the driver changes between Zanardi, Glock and Spengler within the shortest time possible
The Pro Cup trio will prepare themselves by participating in the Paul Ricard round (1000km) of the Blancpain Endurance Series round at the end of June, followed a couple of days later by the official test day for the 24 Hours of Spa.
“At BMW Motorsport we usually avoid using superlatives, but this project in this form is unique and very special to us,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.
“Alex’s dream of competing in a 24-hour race will come true, and Timo and Bruno have also been waiting to compete in a classic such as the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.”
Zanardi added: “[BMW] not only sees it as an adventure to drive with me at this endurance race, but also believes they have a good chance of getting a good result for BMW and that is definitely what we will be aiming for.”