BMW Motorsports has announced that paralympic gold medalist, two-time CART champion, and all-around inspirational human being Alex Zanardi will be piloting the factory Z4 GT3 in the Blancpain GT series this coming year, after four years away from competitive motorsport.

As a fan of Alex's not just as a competitor but as a person, I couldn't be more stoked. I cheered for him in the WTCC, and since the Blancpain Series is one of my favorite racing series in the world, it just makes the racing all that much better now that I have a driver to root for. I imagine a lot of racing fans just found a new favorite driver in the series as well.

Source: ESPN