Alex Zanardi has secured the Italian Touring Car title with two wins at the Varano circuit over the weekend
Hot on the heels of winning his first international race in seven years last month, the Italian clinched his first title since losing his legs, taking the crown with one round remaining.
The Italian was driving a BMW 320i.
Zanardi, who won the second World Touring Car Championship race at Oschersleben last month, confirmed he would compete in the Italian championship again next season.
Zanardi told Gazetta dello Sport: "I'm happy, even though this series is simpler compared to the world championship. I'll be back next year, but in the meantime I want to thank the Team BMW Italy-Spain who supplied me with a really fantastic car.
"I don't mean to abuse of a common phrase, but I must say that the best victory is the next one. The success at Varano gave me a special energy for the next WTCC race at Istanbul.
"Uncertainty is what life is about: I take things as they come, but this year is turning out to be exceptional for me."
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