It was also Zanardi's first victory since October 1998, when he won his second CART championship in Australia, at Surfer's Paradise.
The Italian driver, who lost his legs in an accident during a CART series race in Germany in 2001, is currently racing for BMW in the WTCC.
Zanardi, driving a BMW 320i fitter with hand controls, won the Mugello round of the Italian Touring Car Championship in front of the sister car driven by Gianluca de Lorenzi.
"In reality I only use the hands for accelerating and gear-changing. For braking I use the prothesis," Zanardi told Gazzetta dello Sport after the race. "I can't deny that racing is my life and for a driver like me the search for success is my primary objective.
"It doesn't matter if the rivals are few or many; the important thing is to be in front."
Zanardi, who's hoping to win the Italian championship, will race again at Magione next July 24th.
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